- Posted by Dr. Marina Foltea
- On June 24, 2016
- discrimination, health, Poland, tobacco
Geneva, Switzerland and Warsaw, Poland – 24 June 2016 – In what is another proud moment for global trade consultancy Trade Pacts, affiliate Professor Lukasz Gruszczynski has been appointed to the position of associate professor with the Institute of Legal Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences (ILS PAS), an institute revered for spearheading Poland’s science development.
The appointment follows Gruszczynski’s recent successful defence of his habilitation project, an in-depth post-doctoral study entitled “Regulation of tobacco products and international economic law: determining the scope of regulatory freedom of states”.
The research – soon to be published and presented at seminars internationally – found that international economic law (IEL) may restrict a countries’ tobacco control and subsequently undermine the effectiveness of its activities. However, such limitations by states, and their exercising of sovereign powers, appears to be only secondary in importance in the policy sphere.
“IEL leaves countries with a broad margin of discretion, and, in principle, does not prohibit the adoption of very restrictive tobacco control measures,” explains Gruszczynski. “In addition, many constraints we have identified can be overcome simply, through the application of non-discriminatory regulatory measures.”
Professor Gruszczynski has also recently joined the Polish Bar Association (Okręgowa Izba Radców Prawnych w Warszawie) – a move that will allow Trade Pacts to represent clients in yet another constituency; in Polish courts.
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