Balderas Woolrich v. Mexico

The plaintiff, a Mexican national, presented an appeal for legal protection, arguing that 1) certain modifications and derogations of the General Health Law (Ley General de Salud) in favor of tobacco consumption constitute a violation of the constitutional right to health and of the American Convention on Human Rights and 2) the present  tobacco control law, General Law for Tobacco Control (Ley General para el Control del Tabaco), does not establish sufficient protections for the right to health and does not comply with the minimum levels of protection required by the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. Although the Court determined that the claims do affect the legal interest of the plaintiff and recognized the right to health, the Court dismissed the case on procedural grounds. 


Balderas Woolrich v. Mexico, Amparo en Revisión 315/2010, Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación [Supreme Court](2011).

  • Mexico
  • Mar 28, 2011
  • Supreme Court (Suprema Corte de Justicia de la Nación)


Plaintiff Jorge Francisco Balderas Woolrich

Defendant Mexico

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Tobacco Control Topics

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