Coastal and Marine

Mohamed Ali Baadi and Others v. Attorney General, High Court of Kenya at Nairobi (No. 22 of 2012) (April 2018)

Mohamed Ali Baadi v. Attorney General, Petition No. 22 of 2012 (April 30, 2018)
High Court of Kenya at Malindi

This case arises out of the Lamu Port-South Sudan Ethiopia-Transport Corridor project (LAPSSET), a large-scale transportation and infrastructure scheme with many individual components, including a railway, oil pipelines, oil refineries, tourism development, and a 32-berth port at Manda Bay in Lamu, Kenya.  

Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.

Humane Society International Inc. v. Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd. [2015] FCA 1275 (November 18, 2015)
Federal Court of Australia

In earlier proceedings, the Federal Court of Australia issued injunctions blocking a Japanese whaling company (Kyodo Senpaku Kaisha Ltd.) from killing, injuring, taking, or interfering with any Antarctic minke whale, fin whale, or humpback whale in the Australian Whale Sanctuary unless specifically authorized under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act.  Para. 5. 

Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan)

Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand Intervening) (March 31, 2014)
International Court of Justice

Australia, with New Zealand intervening as a non-party, asked the ICJ to adjudge and declare Japan in violation of its obligations under the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and other international agreements in the authorization and implementation of whaling "special permits" in the Southern Ocean.

MS Westerhaven Schiffahrts et al. v Attorney General of Belize, Civil Appeal 19 of 2010 (16 May 2011) (Court of Appeal of Belize)

The Court of Appeal of Belize reviewed a lower court decision and limited the liability of the owners of the MS Westerhaven for damage to the reef based on application of the Convention on Limitation of Liability in Maritime Claims (LLMC Convention) .  Although the lower court found the ship owners’ liability to be BZ$11,510,000, the Court of Appeals found that the Convention limited the liability to US$2,009,347 (based on the size of the ship involved).  


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