EU voting rules: a whaling focus

This briefing takes the legal analysis of EU voting rights in international agreements and explores how they apply in the specific context of the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

ClientEarth has produced this briefing to help clarify the rights and duties of EU member states when voting on international agreements. It concludes that, at the June 2010 session of the IWC, there is no legal justification for compelling member states to abstain on a vote about increasing whaling quotas.

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Published April 20, 2010
Found in Oceans