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Dispute Concerning Japan’s JARPA II Program of ‘Scientific Whaling’ (Australia v Japan): A backgrounder

dc.contributor.authorAnton, Donald
dc.identifier.citationAnton, Don. (2010). Dispute Concerning Japan’s JARPA II Program of ‘Scientific Whaling’ (Australia v Japan): A backgrounder. Legal Studies Research Paper Series 10-33. Canberra, ACT. ANU College of Law.
dc.identifier.otherJEL Classifications: K33, K41
dc.description.abstractOn May 31, 2010, Australia filed its Application Instituting Proceedings against Japan in the Registry of the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The commencement of the action by Australia brings to a head the dispute (sometimes acrimonious) concerning Japan’s annual Southern Ocean whale hunt that has persisted over twenty years. In general terms, Australia alleges that the implementation of the Second Phase of the Japanese Whale Research Program under Special Permit in the Antarctic (JAPRA II) is a breach of obligations assumed by Japan under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (“ICRW”), as well as its other international obligations under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES) and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) for the preservation of marine mammals and the marine environment. This brief note outlines the allegations and offers a brief analysis.
dc.format.extent16 pages
dc.publisherCanberra, ACT: College of Law: The Australian National University
dc.relation.ispartofseriesResearch Paper (College of Law, The Australian National University): No.
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dc.subjectInternational Law
dc.subjectInternational Court of Justice
dc.titleDispute Concerning Japan’s JARPA II Program of ‘Scientific Whaling’ (Australia v Japan): A backgrounder
dc.typeWorking/Technical Paper
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dc.provenanceAuthor's email of 22/9/10 "I am happy for you to upload all 23 of my SRRN papers to ANU Research."
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