No vote on the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary at the International Whaling Commission

No vote on the South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary at the International Whaling Commission Introduction The establishment of a South Atlantic Whale Sanctuary (SAWS) was once again an agenda item for the International Whaling Commission (IWC) during its 68th meeting in Portoroz, Slovenia. This time, it was the governments of Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay aiming to …

The International Whaling Commission prepares for global emergencies by amending voting rights

The International Whaling Commission prepares for global emergencies by amending voting rights (Disclaimer: A more detailed analysis of regime effectiveness and voting rights will appear in the December-issue of The Conservation & Livelihoods Digest) Introduction The COVID-19 pandemic has forced international environmental governance into a standstill. Only in 2022, the first in-person meetings have convened …