2018- The Business and Human Rights Resource Center tracked 14 climate lawsuits against fossil fuel companies around the world. Their 2018 Corporate Legal Accountability Annual Briefing, Turning up the heat: Corporate legal accountability for climate change, provides an in-depth analysis of these lawsuits and examines the opportunities and challenges for bringing such litigation. This briefing is intended to provide an overview of the specific legal arguments that lawyers have used to hold corporations accountable for climate harms. Many of these arguments could be used for tobacco litigation as well.
2019- The first article to analyze publicly available industry data on tobacco manufacturing pollution. Conclusions suggest the tobacco industry is a driver of environmental degradation influencing climate change and hindering progress to meet UN Sustainable Development Goals.
2015– The Sustainable Development Goals are based on a human rights framework, with Goal 3 being specifically focused on health. There is a specific tobacco target (target 3.A) that require countries to strengthen implementation of the FCTC.
2019- As the rising prevalence and life-threatening consequences of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Africa have become more obvious, so too has the fact that many African health systems are ill-equipped to meet the health-care needs of local communities affected by NCDs (Mzombwe, et al). Read the article.
2018- “A Child Rights-Based Approach to Food Marketing: A Guide for Policy Makers” by UNICEF offers a legal analysis that links the WHO Recommendations with a human rights framework, particularly the Convention on the Rights of the Child. In this analysis, the CRC provides the foundation for a child rights-based approach to ending childhood obesity and the prevention of non-communicable diseases.
2021- View an introduction to the 2021 Generation Equality Forum from ASH’s partner Dr. Soon-Young Yoon, Chair of the Board, Women’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO) and UN representative for the International Alliance of Women. Click here for information on CEDAW and its connection to tobacco control.
2019- In preparation for Beijing + 25 in 2020, NGOs and civil society stakeholders must have their own
independent process to report on progress made, challenges and recommendations. The purpose
of these NGO Guidelines for Parallel Reports is to provide a common template for NGOs to use
for country (city or state) reports. NGOs should adapt it to suit their local contexts and feel free to
change it as needed. Although many questions are drawn from UN Women’s official Guidelines
for governments, these are adapted to reflect NGO and civil society perspectives.