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The first 5 years

3 February 2012
McCabe Centre commences operation with workshop at Cancer Council Victoria in Melbourne on Friday 3 February, the day before World Cancer Day 2012
15 August 2012
High Court of Australia dismisses constitutional challenge to Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws
27-30 August 2012
World Cancer Congress and World Cancer Leaders' Summit held in Montreal, Canada
31 August 2012
Workshop with Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Using the Law Effectively for Cancer Control
Workshop with Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Using the Law Effectively for Cancer Control
20 September 2012
McCabe Centre and Cancer Council Victoria awarded major grant by Legal Services Board of Victoria for Making the Law Work Better for People Affected by Cancer project
12-17 November 2012
Fifth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC held in Seoul, South Korea
1 December 2012
Tobacco plain packaging fully implemented in Australia
5 December 2012
Launch of the book, Public Health and Plain Packaging of Cigarettes: Legal Issues, Voon, Mitchell, Liberman and Ayres (eds)
Launch of the book, Public Health and Plain Packaging of Cigarettes: Legal Issues, Voon, Mitchell, Liberman and Ayres (eds)
6-7 March 2013
Workshop with Norwegian Cancer Society in Oslo, Using the Law Effectively for Cancer Control in Europe
1 July 2013
Work in Africa begins with commencement of Rachel Kitonyo-Devotsu as Regional Coordinator for Africa
18-19 November 2013
World Cancer Leaders' Summit held in Cape Town, South Africa
20-22 November 2013
Workshop with WHO AFRO in Cape Town, South Africa, Legal, Trade and Investment Challenges to Tobacco Control in the SACU Region
18 December 2013
McCabe Centre designated WHO FCTC Secretariat's Knowledge Hub on legal challenges to implementation of the Convention
Launch of the book, Public Health and Plain Packaging of Cigarettes: Legal Issues, Voon, Mitchell, Liberman and Ayres (eds)
February 2014
First Making the Law Work Better for People Affected by Cancer report published
1st Making the Law Work Better for People Affected by Cancer report published
10 February - 7 March 2014
Inaugural Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
Inaugural Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
10 July 2014
UN General Assembly adopts resolution, Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the General Assembly on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases
July 2014
Queensland University of Technology, McCabe Centre and Cancer Councils awarded ARC Research Grant for Enhancing Community Knowledge and Engagement with Law at the End of Life
12 August 2014
Launch of the book, "Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues", Voon, Mitchell and Liberman (eds)
Launch of the book, Regulating Tobacco, Alcohol and Unhealthy Foods: The Legal Issues, Voon, Mitchell and Liberman (eds)
13-18 October 2014
Sixth session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC held in Moscow, Russian Federation
3-6 December 2014
World Cancer Congress and World Cancer Leaders' Summit held in Melbourne, Australia
World Cancer Congress and World Cancer Leaders’ Summit held in Melbourne, Australia
8-12 December 2014
McCabe Centre and WHO Workshop at CCV in Melbourne
McCabe Centre and WHO Workshop at CCV in Melbourne
February 2015
Second Making the Law Work Better for People Affected by Cancer report published
Making the law work better for people affected by cancer second report
16 February - 6 March 2015
2nd Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
2nd Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
27 February 2015
10th anniversary of entry into force of WHO FCTC
1 May 2015
Work in the Pacific scales up with commencement of Daiana Buresova as Regional Coordinator for the Pacific
25-28 May 2015
Workshop with WHO AFRO, in Nairobi, Kenya, Coherence Between Health, Trade and Investment in the Prevention and Control of NCDs in the East African Region
Workshop with WHO AFRO, in Nairobi, Kenya, Coherence Between Health, Trade and Investment in the Prevention and Control of NCDs in the East African Region
15-17 June 2015
Workshop with Norwegian Cancer Society and Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, Standardized Tobacco Packaging in Europe: Legal Issues at Domestic, EU and International Levels
Workshop with Norwegian Cancer Society and Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services, Standardized Tobacco Packaging in Europe:
1 July 2015
Work in Asia scales up with commencement of Evita Ricafort as Regional Coordinator for Asia
16 July 2015
Third International Conference on Financing for Development adopts Addis Ababa Action Agenda
31 August - 18 September 2015
3rd Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
3rd Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
25 September 2015
UN General Assembly adopts 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
29 September 2015
Launch of Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery's report, Global Cancer Surgery: Delivering Safe, Affordable, and Timely Cancer Surgery
Launch of Lancet Oncology Commission on Global Cancer Surgery’s report, Global Cancer Surgery: Delivering Safe, Affordable, and Timely Cancer Surgery
6-9 October 2015
National Consultation on The Right to Health in Trade in the Context of NCDs with WHO Indonesia in Batam, Indonesia
National Consultation on the Right to Health in Trade in the Context of NCDs with WHO Indonesia in Batam, Indonesia
17-18 November 2015
World Cancer Leaders' Summit held in Istanbul, Turkey
17 December 2015
Investment tribunal dismisses Philip Morris Asia's challenge to Australia's tobacco plain packaging laws
22 February - 11 March 2016
4th Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
4th Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
February 2016
Third Making the Law Work Better for People Affected by Cancer report published
Making the law work better for people affected by cancer thrid report
2-3 March 2016
Workshop with Norwegian Cancer Society in Oslo, Occupational and Environmental Cancers and the Right to Health
Workshop with Norwegian Cancer Society in Oslo, Occupational and Environmental Cancers and the Right to Health
19 April 2016
UN General Assembly adopts resolution, Our joint commitment to effectively addressing and countering the world drug problem
27 April 2016
Health Complaints Act 2016 (Vic) passed by Victorian Parliament
30 May - 3 June 2016
Workshop with WHO EURO, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russian Federation, Intensive Legal Training and Capacity-building Workshop for Law and NCDs
Workshop with WHO EURO, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University and the Ministry of Health of the Russian Federation in Moscow, Russian Federation, Intensive Legal Training and Capacity-building
7-9 June 2016
Workshop with WHO in Roskilde, Denmark, Technical Workshop on Plain Packaging
9-10 June
Workshop with WHO EURO and Norwegian Cancer Society in Roskilde, Denmark, Standardized Tobacco Packaging in Europe: Legal Issues at Domestic, EU and International Levels
Workshop with WHO EURO and Norwegian Cancer Society in Roskilde, Denmark, Standardized Tobacco Packaging in Europe: Legal Issues at Domestic, EU and International Levels
15-17 June 2016
Workshop with WHO AFRO in Accra, Ghana, International Trade and Investment Law, Tobacco Control and Health
Workshop with WHO AFRO in Accra, Ghana, International Trade and Investment Law, Tobacco Control and Health
8 July 2016
Investment tribunal dismisses Philip Morris Switzerland's challenge to Uruguay's tobacco packaging and labelling laws
16 July 2016
Seminar for High Court Judges conducted by Sri Lankan National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol and Sri Lanka Judges’ Institute, Issues in Implementation of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act Seminar for High Court Judges conducted by Sri Lankan National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol and Sri Lanka Judges' Institute, Issues in Implementation of the National Authority on Tobacco and Alcohol Act
1-5 August 2016
Workshop with UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, WHO South Pacific Office and Pacific Community in Lautoka, Fiji, Law, NCDs, Trade and Sustainable Development
Workshop with UNDP Pacific Office in Fiji, WHO South Pacific Office and Pacific Community in Lautoka, Fiji, Law, NCDs, Trade and Sustainable Development
29 August – 16 September 2016
5th Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
5th Intensive Legal Training Program held at CCV in Melbourne
31 October 2016
Workshop with Dutch Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Policy, Kenyan Cancer Association, National Cancer Society of Malaysia and Norwegian Cancer Society in Paris, France, Building capacity in law and cancer control
Workshop with Dutch Cancer Society, Institute of Cancer Policy, Kenyan Cancer Association, National Cancer Society of Malaysia and Norwegian Cancer Society in Paris, France, Building capacity in law and cancer control
31 October - 3 November 2016
World Cancer Congress and World Cancer Leaders' Summit held in Paris, France
7-12 November 2016
Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC held in New Delhi, India
Seventh session of the Conference of the Parties to the WHO FCTC held in New Delhi, India
24 November 2016
Medical Treatment Planning and Decisions Act (Vic) passed by Victorian Parliament
13-17 December 2016
Workshop with WHO Indonesia and University of Indonesia in Bogor, Indonesia, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, and International Trade and Investment Law
Workshop with WHO Indonesia and University of Indonesia, in Bogor, Indonesia, Prevention of Noncommunicable Diseases, and International Trade and Investment Law
4 February 2017
World Cancer Day and McCabe Centre's 5th birthday