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A Victory for Whales: Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC Explains Aspects of the ICJ Decision


Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC


Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

May 1, 2014

New Zealand Law Journal, p. 124, May 2014
Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 42

Abstract:     
In this article, Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC discusses the International Court of Justice finding against Japan in Whaling in the Antartic (Australia v Japan, New Zealand intervening). The discussion examines the rigorous standard of review taken by the ICJ in assessing whether Japan’s scientific whaling programme was within the boundaries of the article of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling allowing whaling for the purposes of scientific research. The decision against Japan was unexpected in the view of many governments and is encouraging for international environmental law. The article considers Japan’s future options for their scientific whaling programmes, as well as the implications of the reasoning and decision for the IWC.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 4

Keywords: International environmental law, International Court of Justice, International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling, International Whaling Commission

JEL Classification: K32, K33

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Date posted: August 9, 2014  

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Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, A Victory for Whales: Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC Explains Aspects of the ICJ Decision (May 1, 2014). New Zealand Law Journal, p. 124, May 2014; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 42. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2477544

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)
Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )
PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand
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