Simon Lacey, a Jakarta-based international trade-law practitioner, writes in the Jakarta Globe that he advised Indonesia to challenge Australia's plain packaging legislation in the WTO because it would be a good opportunity to build Indonesia's WTO dispute settlement experience - particularly because the tobacco industry would be footing the bill. We comment on Lacey's perspective and on his judgment that Australia's plain packaging is ‘almost certainly ... an act of regulatory over-reach' and ‘a silly political calculation'.
Monday 14 October, 2013 by Jonathan Liberman
The McCabe Centre for Law launched their new blog on World Cancer Day 2013 (4 February 2013), a year after the Centre started its operations. The blog was launched as a new communication channel to discuss law-and-cancer issues, through contributions from guest bloggers.
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