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Soft Law with Hidden Teeth: The Case for a FAO International Plan of Action on Sea Turtles

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Lugten, GL, Soft Law with Hidden Teeth: The Case for a FAO International Plan of Action on Sea Turtles, Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy, 9, (2) pp. 155-173. ISSN 1388-0292 (2006) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1080/13880290600728179

Abstract

To summarise the arguments in support of the FAO IPOAs acquiring hard customary law status, this paper submits that existing state practice to address and promote the principles of theCode of Conduct and the FAOIPOAs (regardless of howrudimentary the practicemay be) represents customary law conduct. Furthermore, the near unanimous support given to the WSSD Plan, and the recent law of the sea UNGA resolutions represents customary law conviction. Accordingly, the FAO IPOAs may be soft law with hidden teeth. Copyright © Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Law
Research Field:Law not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the Law
Objective Field:Justice and the Law not elsewhere classified
Author:Lugten, GL (Dr Gail Lugten)
ID Code:42164
Year Published:2006
Deposited By:Law
Deposited On:2006-08-01
Last Modified:2007-12-16
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