Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

Japan Whaling Program in Antarctic Defies Court Order

According to media reports, Japan announced on Nov. 28, 2015, that it will resume its whaling program in the Antarctic despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order against the activity. In letters to the International Whaling Commission (IWC), the Japanese government confirmed its plan to kill minke whales for “scientific research” beginning March 2016. […]

Whaling Suspension in Japan Small Hurdle for Industry

Whaling Suspension in Japan Small Hurdle for Industry

A loss in international court Monday caused the suspension of Japanese whaling activities in the Southern Sea, a change some believe will be only a small hurdle for the industry. Australia brought a case of misconduct against the Japanese government in May 2011 to the International Court of Justice, an entity which aims to solve […]

Whaling in Japan Banned by Court

Whaling in Japan Banned by Court

The U.N. International Court of Justice has temporarily banned whaling in Japan, rejecting the argument that the purpose of the catch was scientific research. The court agreed with Australia, which brought the case to light in May 2010, that the scientific output of whaling was lacking in comparison with the number of whales that were […]