International Investment Law and NCD Prevention Conference

9:00am - 5:00pm / Thursday 10th May 2018
Type: Conference / Category: Department
  • Admission: This is a free conference but you must register to attend
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The Law & NCD Unit at the University of Liverpool is organising a one-and-a-half day conference with an aim to examine the relationship between the NCD prevention policies and international investment law.

Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) are responsible for almost 70% of all deaths worldwide. Measures that states adopt with an aim to reduce risks for NCDs (eg, to reduce the availability, acceptability and affordability of tobacco products, alcoholic beverages and unhealthy food) could give rise to expensive legal proceedings that foreign investors in tobacco, alcohol and food sectors can bring against host states. The conference sets out to explore how international investment law can affect state regulatory autonomy in designing and implementing measures for preventing NCDs.