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The Framework Convention on Tobacco Control

The WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is the world’s first public health treaty. It was negotiated as the world's response to the global tobacco epidemic. The FCTC was completed in 2003, and ...
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Parallel issues

There are numerous other issues that provide legal or political precedent that can be applied to tobacco and human rights. Environment2018- The Business and Human Rights Resource Center tracked 14 climate l...
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Learning resources

There are many tools to assist advocates in becoming more well-versed in the area of human rights. Below are some helpful resources. ASH put together this resource as a guide for advocates that would like t...
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Academic articles

This is a non-exhaustive list of scholarly writings on the subjects of tobacco control and human rights. 2008- Leslie London A human rights approach to health is critical to address growing global health...
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Using Human Rights Arguments in Litigation

Some advocates have begun using human rights arguments in litigation against the tobacco industry. Below are several cases relevant to human rights, but this list is far from exhaustive of all tobacco litig...
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Regional Mechanisms

In addition to global mechanisms and international human rights treaty bodies, there are several regional bodies. They are responsible for the human rights in their respective regions, and therefore, can be v...
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Global Mechanisms – The United Nations

This global mechanisms section encompasses official documents including resolutions, statements, letters, and more that pertain to tobacco control and human rights at the international level, but do not fall ...
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Tobacco and Human Rights Basics

This section is designed to be the starting point for advocates new to the nexus between tobacco control and human rights. These resources are intended to give a short overview. If you are interested in learn...

Tobacco and Human Rights Hub

Advocacy Tools for the Fight for the Right to Health When people think of tobacco, they often think of it as a public health problem, but it is a human rights problem as well. The marketing and sale of t...

Action Review: Fourth Quarter Edition 2018

How the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights impacts tobacco For the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), ASH Deputy Director for Policy Chris Bostic...

Action Review: Third Quarter Edition 2018

Over 100 Towns in Sri Lanka Stop Cigarette Sales Over 100 towns across Sri Lanka have boycotted the sale of cigarettes with an aim to discourage smoking and making Sri Lanka a tobacco-free nation, the Health M...
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A human rights approach to tobacco control

Tobacco use is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. A human rights approach to ending tobacco is unique because it implores or requires governments to protect their citizens by implementing toba...
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Human Rights Resources

ASH Blog and Presentations Danish Institute on Human Rights- Quit PMI Hearing before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Human Rights Day 2016 Human Rights Day 2015 Presentation at ...