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Whales: Their Emerging Right to Life


Anthony D'Amato


Northwestern University - School of Law

Sudhir Chopra


University of Cambridge - East Asia Forum

August 11, 2010

Whales: Their Emerging Right to Life, by Anthony D'Amato and Sudhir K. Chopra, 85 American Journal of International Law 21-62, Jan 1991
Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-32

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We have contended in this article that the evolution of the opinio juris of nations has encompassed five, and perhaps six, inexorable qualitative stages: free resource, regulation, conservation, protection, preservation and entitlement. We have argued that assigning whales an entitlement to life is the consequence of an emerging humanist right in international law – an example of the merging of the “is” and the “ought” of the law in the process of legitimization.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 48

Keywords: Whales and whaling, whaling moratorium, regulation of whaling, International Whaling Commission

JEL Classification: K33, K39, K10, K30

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Date posted: August 14, 2010  

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D'Amato, Anthony and Chopra, Sudhir, Whales: Their Emerging Right to Life (August 11, 2010). Whales: Their Emerging Right to Life, by Anthony D'Amato and Sudhir K. Chopra, 85 American Journal of International Law 21-62, Jan 1991; Northwestern Public Law Research Paper No. 10-32. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1657431

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Anthony D'Amato (Contact Author)
Northwestern University - School of Law ( email )
375 E. Chicago Ave
Unit 1505
Chicago, IL 60611
United States
Sudhir Chopra
University of Cambridge - East Asia Forum ( email )
United Kingdom
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