August 7, 2012 Leave a comment
Public Lecture - Professor Jane Kelsey
‘International Trade Law and Tobacco’
Trade and investment law issues relating to proposed tobacco control policies to achieve an essentially smokefree Aotearoa New Zealand by 2025.
Thursday 9 August 2012, 5.15–6.30pm, Gus Fisher Gallery, The University of Auckland, 74 Shortland Street, Auckland (parking at 71 Shortland Street)
Professor Jane Kelsey researches and teaches in international economic regulation and law and policy at The University of Auckland. Professor Jane Kelsey will talk about her recent report that examines the recommendations of the Māori Affairs Committee Inquiry into the impacts of tobacco use for Māori and the Government’s response to its recommendations in adopting the Smokefree 2025 policy. Both recognise the need for more assertive and innovative public health policies to achieve the smokefree goal.
Professor Kelsey’s report identifies the legal issues arising from what might be raised in opposition to those policies and explains how they might play out in light of disputes and industry interventions in other countries.