Implementation Questions of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Georgia

Authors

  • George Bakhturidze

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.60131/jlaw.2.2023.7710

Keywords:

FCTC, Tobacco Control, Global Health Law, Implementation of International Norms, Tobacco Epidemic.

Abstract

The World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is an international treaty established by WHO to address the global health issue of tobacco consumption, necessitating implementation at the national legislative level.

The article explores the global problem of tobacco use and how it led to the creation of an international treaty to regulate it. It discusses how the FCTC was planned and Georgia's role in it. The analysis covers the legal side of the FCTC, including international and local rules for putting it into action. The article also talks about the challenges that have made it difficult to meet the FCTC's obligations from both legal and political viewpoints. This is the first attempt to explain the FCTC and the issues it faces in being adopted and carried out in Georgia.

Author Biography

George Bakhturidze

Academic Doctor of Health Policy; Research Associate, Georgia State University (GSU), Atlanta, USA Candidate of Juris Doctor in international law, the Faculty of Law of Iv. Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University (TSU). 

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Published

2023-12-30

How to Cite

Bakhturidze, G. (2023). Implementation Questions of the World Health Organization (WHO) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) in Georgia. Journal of Law, (2). https://doi.org/10.60131/jlaw.2.2023.7710

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