by William Fotherby
Will is a graduate of the University of Auckland and a solicitor at Bell Gully. In 2008, he was one of the editors-in-chief of the Auckland University Law Review.
Australia has taken its campaign to end Japanese whaling to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Australian statement of claim, dated 31 May 2010, alleges that Japan is in breach of its obligations under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW). It seeks an order revoking any permits by which Japan has conducted scientific whaling in the Antarctic and assurances from Japan that it will not conduct similar activities in the future. New Zealand, among other countries, has indicated that it will look seriously at joining this court action. This, after attempts to reach a political solution at the IWC’s annual meeting, in Agadir, Morocco, failed. Continue reading
Looking back over the month that was…
Let’s just start with something that isn’t totally about animal rights. Some of you might remember me linking to GreenIsTheNewRed articles about non-violent activists being labelled terrorists. Well, things are at a bit of the 180 now. An English member of the European Parliament, Godfrey Bloom, has congratulated the French spies who bombed the Rainbow Warrior in the Waitemata Harbour. John Key PM refused to comment.