Henok Asmelash


Henok Birhanu Asmelash is a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and a PhD Candidate in International Law and Economics at Bocconi University. His current research focuses on issues at the intersection of trade, energy, and the environment with a particular emphasis on the regulation of energy subsidies in the multilateral trading system.

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Balancing between Trade and Public Health Concerns: The Latest Step in the Plain Packaging Saga

The Australian Tobacco Plain Packaging (TPP) measures raised the classic issue of balancing between competing interests. While aiming at improve public health by putting plain packaging requirements on tobacco products, Australia revived an important debate in international economic law concerning whether international obligations have become too intrusive for the State’s policy space, asphyxiating the sovereign right…

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