How can Philip Morris sue Uruguay over its tobacco laws?

Alfred de Zayas, the UN’s Independent Expert on the promotion of democratic and equitable international order, made this assessment on ISDS:
“The ISDS cannot be reformed. It must be abolished because it undermines fundamental principles of the UN, state sovereignty, democracy and the rule of law. ”

Full article: http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/16/philip-morris-uruguay-tobacco-isds-human-rights

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