Chris Wold


Chris Wold is a Professor of Law at Lewis & Clark Law School where he founded the law school’s international environmental law program. He has been the legal advisor to the Convention on Migratory Species and represented governments at meetings of the International Whaling Commission. He continues to provide legal and technical advice to governments, nongovernmental organizations, and international institutions on issues concerning the World Trade Organization, Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the Convention on Migratory Species, and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, among other treaties and international institutions. He was appointed to the National Advisory Committee to provide the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency with advice on environmental cooperation among the three North American governments. He is the author of numerous articles exploring the relationship of trade and environmental law, climate change, fisheries management, and other issues.

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Japan Expands Its Whale Hunt to Include Fin Whales and Violates Its Duty to Cooperate

On June 11, Japan expanded its whale hunt to include 59 fin whales. Yet, Japan did not communicate and consult with the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and any of the other range States of the fin whale or assessed the potential impacts of hunting a shared resource. As a result, Japan has breached its duty to cooperate and…

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