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Such intervention is a right conferred by article 63 of the Statute of the International Court of Justice, which enables a non-party to a case to put its legal views before the court without becoming a party. (NZ's Views on Japanese Whaling to Go Before International Court of Justice, supra; Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan): New Zealand Files a Declaration of Intervention in the Proceedings Under Article 63 of the Statute, supra.) In exercising this right, an intervening state will be bound by the judgment of the court on the construction of the relevant convention, just as the parties to the case are bound. (Statute of the International Court of Justice, art. 63(2), ICJ website (last visited Nov. 26, 2012).)
Given its long-standing participation in the work of the International Whaling Commission, and its views with respect to the interpretation and application of the Convention, including whaling under Special Permit, New Zealand has determined that it is necessary for it to intervene in this case in order to place its interpretation of the relevant provisions of the Convention before the Court. (Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan): New Zealand Files a Declaration of Intervention in the Proceedings Under Article 63 of the Statute, supra.)
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