Rapid Response Seminar: The Judgment in the Whaling in the Antarctic Case

3 April 2014

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On 31 March the International Court of Justice will hand down its eagerly awaited judgment in the Whaling in the Antarctic case between Australia and Japan. The decision carries major significance for Australia and Japan and the international regulation of whaling. This rapid response seminar led by two international legal experts on whaling and fisheries issues will review the background to the case, the key conclusions reached in the Court's judgment, and the implications of the case for the International Whaling Commission.

Professor Donald R Rothwell (ANU College of Law)
Donald R Rothwell is Professor of International Law, and Head of School at the ANU College of Law, Australian National University where he has taught since July 2006. His research focusses on law of the sea, law of the polar regions, and implementation of international law within Australia as reflected in over 160 articles, book chapters and notes in international and Australian publications. Rothwell has authored, co-authored or edited 17 books including The International Law of the Sea (Hart, 2010) with Tim Stephens. He has acted as a consultant or been a member of expert groups for UNEP, UNDP, IUCN, the Australian Government, and acted as advisor to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). In November 2006 he chaired the Report of the Sydney Panel of Independent International Legal Experts on Japan's Special Permit ('Scientific') Whaling Under International Law; and in November 2008 chaired the Canberra Panel addressing the same issue. He was also a member of the Paris Panel of Independent Legal Experts on Special Permit 'Scientific' Whaling Under International Law (May 2006).

Associate Professor Tim Stephens (Sydney Law School)
Dr Tim Stephens is Associate Professor and Associate Dean (Postgraduate Coursework) at the Sydney Law School. Dr Stephens has published widely on issues of public international law, the law of the sea, and international environmental law. Dr Stephens was Rapporteur of the Sydney and Canberra Panels of Independent International Legal Experts on Japan's Special Permit ('Scientific') Whaling under International Law. In 2014, Dr Stephens was appointed, on the nomination of the Australian Government, to the List of Experts for the South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation.

Time: 6 - 7pm (registration from 5.45pm)

Location: The Foyer (Level 2), New Law Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free, registration essential

Contact: Professional Learning & Community Engagement

Phone: 02 9351 0429

Email: 54310f6d301f2b5c231715383c362907151c5335167d0d47