British American Tobacco v. Government of Panama

The Administrative Chamber of the Supreme Court of Justice upheld Executive Decree 230, which had been challenged by British American Tobacco (BAT) Panama. According to BAT Panama, Decree 230 illegally expanded the scope of Law 13 in areas relating to: smoke-free environments; the ban on tobacco advertisement, promotion and sponsorship; and enforcement mechanisms. Based on the constitutional right to health and on the objectives of FCTC, the tribunal upheld Executive Decree 230.