Japan has canceled this year’s whale hunt off Antarctica, just days after an international court ruled against the killings, which had drawn worldwide criticism.
THE HAGUE, 31 March 2014. The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, has today rendered its Judgment in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan: New Zealand intervening).
ICJ judge about Japanese whaling to ban at all
The long battle over Japan’s killing of hundreds of whales during its annual hunting season moved to the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday, when hearings began into an Australian suit charging Japan with unlawful practices and with using so-called research as a front for commercial whaling.
THE HAGUE, 21 November 2012. On Tuesday 20 November 2012, New Zealand, invoking Article 63 of the Statute of the Court, filed in the Registry of the International Court of Justice a declaration of intervention in the case concerning Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan).
Japanese whaling ship is bothered whaling by anti-whaling activists.
Fisheries Minister Michihiko Kano said extra ships would escort the fleet to the Antarctic to guard against harassment from anti-whaling activists.
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Japanese whaling ship sails from dock.
Australia institutes proceedings against Japan for alleged breach of international obligations concerning whaling
THE HAGUE, 1 June 2010. Australia yesterday instituted proceedings before the International Court of Justice against the Government of Japan