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Symposium at the World Conference on Tobacco or Health 2015

May 6, 2015 | | Say something

Four panelists, Mira Aghi, Mark Spires, Yvette van der Ejik, and Kelsey Romeo-Stuppy spoke about different aspects of the human rights based approach to tobacco control. Mira Aghi (India) presented on the exploitation of bidi rollers by the industry. She highlighted the financial, health and education struggles faced by the bidi rollers, the large majority […more]

Working with the United Nations Human Rights Programme: A Handbook for Civil Society

May 6, 2015 | | Say something

The essential reference to understanding what UN human rights mechanisms are and how to contribute to and benefit from their work. Visit the OHCHR website Download the handbook

Watch John Oliver in his HBO show ‘Last Week Tonight’ Take on Big Tobacco

Feb 16, 2015 | | Say something

Laura Graen’s ‘Tobacco industry confronted with child labour’

Jan 31, 2015 | | Say something

Source:¬†http://blogs.bmj.com/tc/2015/01/27/tobacco-industry-confronted-with-child-labour In late 2014, the tobacco industry was confronted with the revelation of child labour on US tobacco farms, detailed in a well-researched 139 page report published by Human Rights Watch (HRW). The USA is not alone; most major tobacco producing countries use child labour in tobacco growing. In other words, almost no cigarette can […more]

World Conference on Tobacco or Health, 2015

Apr 5, 2014 | | Say something

Online Submission of Sessions Now Open!-Deadline 30th April 2014 Submissions are now open for sessions to be included in the Scientific Program of the 16th World Conference on Tobacco or Health (WCTOH) 2015, to be held in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 17-21 March 2015. The Conference is a call for a Collective Resolution to fight […more]


Mar 16, 2014 | | 1 comment

The Human Rights and Tobacco Control Network promotes a multi-disciplinary approach to tobacco control through human rights advocacy, policies, and treaties, including work with the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and the Convention on the Rights of the […more]