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Title:The regulation of whaling in international and South African Law
Author:Glazewski, J.I.ISNI
Periodical:South African Yearbook of International Law
Geographic term:South Africa
Abstract:The chief current international instrument controlling whaling is the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling 1946 (the 'Whaling Convention'). South Africa was one of the fifteen original signatories. After a discussion of the scientific and legal definition of whales and a short history of South Africa as a whaling nation, this article outlines the international protection of whales, particularly the Whaling Convention (membership, history, objectives, functioning, and objection and exemption procedures). Then it considers aspects of the national (municipal) law of the USA, which has been at the forefront of attempts to enforce what it considers to be the objectives of the Convention, and of South Africa. A look at South Africa's detailed whaling regulations shows that the country's domestic legislation is sufficiently effective and comprehensive to ensure compliance with its international law obligations and to regulate the capture of whales. Notes, ref.