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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:30 PM

7. US Court orders Sea Shepherd to steer clear - 12-19-2012

Hmm. Not good
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The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society is weighing up its legal options after a United States court decision which limits its anti-whaling activities in the Southern Ocean.

The society says an appeals court in the United States has issued an injunction in favour of Japan's Institute for Cetacean Research.

The court has ordered the whale conservationists to stay at least 450 metres away from the Japanese fleet and not to physically confront them.
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International law expert Don Rothwell, from the Australian National University, believes the injunction can not be enforced in international waters.

"It's only an order that would be subject to enforcement by US courts but, most importantly, because Sea Shepherd is incorporated in the US state of Washington Sea Shepherd could be could be held in contempt of court and could be subject to other proceedings if Sea Shepherd fails to abide by the order of the US court."

He believes the order could affect the group's fund-raising activities.

"The Japanese would have taken this approach primarily to secure an order against the heart of Sea Shepherd's corporate and fundraising activities in the United States. So it's really seeking to target the corporate and financial activities of Sea Shepherd."
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-12-19/sea-shepherd-told-to-steer-clear-of-japanese-whalers/4435216

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