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Science in the Court! The Role of Science in 'Whaling in the Antarctic'


Press, A, Science in the Court! The Role of Science in 'Whaling in the Antarctic', Whaling in the Antarctic: Significance and Implications of the ICJ Judgment, Brill Nijhoff, M Fitzmaurice, D Tamada (ed), The Netherlands, pp. 346-386. ISBN 9789004313644 (2016) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1163/9789004313828_013


This paper deals with the way science featured in the case Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening). ‘Science’ was invoked by both Australia and Japan (and by New Zealand). The activities carried out under JARPA II and JARPA were portrayed as ‘unscientific’ by Australia and as ‘science’ by Japan. Scientists, as expert witnesses, were called upon to give written and oral evidence (two by Australia and one by Japan) and they were cross-examined in Court, and were questioned by the bench. Australia presented two Expert Witnesses to discuss science, Dr Nick Gales, Chief Scientist of the Australian Antarctic Program, and Professor Marc Mangel of the University of California, Santa Cruz. Japan presented one Expert Witness, Professor Lars Walløe from the University of Oslo.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:whaling, International Court of Justice, Australia, Japan, whaling convention, science
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:International and comparative law
Research Field:International criminal law
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International political economy (excl. international trade)
UTAS Author:Press, A (Dr Tony Press)
ID Code:110245
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:CRC-Antarctic Climate & Ecosystems
Deposited On:2016-07-21
Last Modified:2017-10-24

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