Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The International Court of Justice

So...today was a cool day.

The Judgment on the Case wasn't quite what I was expecting, but one that is quite fun to write my essay around! JARPA II has been ordered shut down by the Court if Japan is to comply with obligations under the International Convention on the Regulation of Whaling. Essentially, their scientific methodologies aren't transparent and statistically sound enough to justify the whales they are killing. If they had a better sync between scientific write-up and policy decisions, they'd basically be golden by my understanding.

A few initial, rambling thoughts via "Ramblings with Rebecca": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCZKsv3IEGw&list=PLSFK9Eic29gp-4dn9CihKPp0WRpAT-LxQ&index=129.

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