April 25, 2013
by Addison Morris
The EU Court of Justice on Thursday upheld the EU's three-year ban on seal products. Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009, which recognizes seals as "sentient beings that can experience pain, distress, fear and other forms of suffering," and bans all imports containing seal products, took effect in ...[read more]
October 28, 2010
by Sarah Posner
The EU Court of Justice has reinstated a ban on the import of seal products, according to a ruling released Thursday rejecting challenges by Canada's Inuit hunters and fur traders. Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009, which recognizes seals as "sentient beings that can experience pain, distress, fear ...[read more]
August 20, 2010
by Hillary Stemple
The EU General Court has issued a temporary injunction exempting Inuit hunters from Canada and Greenland from an EU ban on seal hunting that went into effect on Friday. Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009 recognizes seals as "sentient beings that can experience pain, distress, fear and other forms of ...[read more]
January 14, 2010
by Daniel Makosky
Representatives of Canada's Inuit population on Wednesday announced a lawsuit against the European Union (EU) challenging its impending ban on the sale of seal products. The suit, filed in the General Court of the Court of Justice of the EU, seeks to overturn Regulation (EC) No 1007/2009, whic... ...[read more]
February 6, 2007
by Joe Shaulis
The Inter-American Conference on Human Rights (IACHR) has scheduled a hearing to explore whether failing to curb greenhouse gas emissions constitutes a human rights violation. The environmental group EarthJustice announced Tuesday that it had received a letter in which the IACHR said it would hold ...[read more]
December 8, 2005
by Jeannie Shawl
The Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), representing Inuit indigenous peoples in Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Russia, has filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) accusing the US government of violating Inuit human rights by failing to adequately fight the thaw ...[read more]
June 15, 2005
by Tom Henry
Canadian Inuit leader Sheila Watt-Cloutier announced Wednesday that Inuit hunters in the North plan to file a petition accusing the US government of human rights violations by continually fuelling global warming. Troubled by the melting of Arctic ice caps, the Inuit hope the petition will put ...[read more]

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