Can whaling in Antarctica be stopped?

Date & time

5.30–7pm Tuesday 6 May 2008


Sparke Helmore Law Theatre, ANU College of Law, Building 5, Fellows Rd, The Australian National University


Chris McGrath and Don Rothwell


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The Federal Court has declared Japanese whaling in Australia’s Antarctic waters is unlawful under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (Cth) and granted an injunction restraining it. The result is the culmination of a series of decisions since 2004 in the Japanese Whaling Case that have navigated the complex interplay between international law and Australian domestic law applying to Antarctica and whaling.  This seminar explores the legal and policy implications of the decision.

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