Philip Morris Brands Sàrl, Philip Morris Products S.A. and Abal Hermanos S.A. v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay, ICSID Case No. ARB/10/7 (formerly FTR Holding SA, Philip Morris Products S.A. and Abal Hermanos S.A. v. Oriental Republic of Uruguay), Procedural Order No. 3 (February 17, 2015)
1. On January 30, 2015, the Centre received a Request to File a Written Submission (Amicus Curiae Brief) and the Amicus Curiae Brief from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the WHO’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC or FCTC) Secretariat (jointly, the “Petitioners”), dated January 28, 2015. The Request was transmitted to the Tribunal on the same day.
2. On February 2, 2015, the Tribunal transmitted the Request to the Parties and invited them to submit their comments by February 9, 2015. The Parties’ comments to the Request were received on February 9, 2015.
3. On February 12, 2015, the Tribunal issued a decision allowing the Petitioners’ request to submit an Amicus Curiae Brief and informed the Parties that a reasoned decision would follow. The Amicus Curiae Brief was attached to the Tribunal’s decision.
4. The Tribunal now issues its reasoned decision on the Petitioners’ Amicus Curiae Brief.