Australia wins whaling case against Japan in The Hague

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  1. paddoboy Valued Senior Member

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    AUSTRALIA has won an international lawsuit against Japan’s whaling program in the Southern Ocean, but Tokyo appears set to continue with its hunt in the North Pacific.

    The International Court of Justice has backed Australia’s landmark case and demanded Japan stop its whaling program in the Antarctic “with immediate effect”.

    But the country’s hunt in the North Pacific wasn’t part of the case, meaning it will be allowed to continue.
    And Nori Shikata, a spokesman for the Japanese Delegation at The Hague, has suggested it will.

    “Our program in the Northern Pacific is outside the scope of the proceedings before the courts and so they are two separate programs and this ruling is about the program in the Antarctic,” Mr Shikata told ABC Radio.
    “What we have been saying today is that as far as the judgement of the court is concerned we will abide by it.”


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  3. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    Whoa - the ruling is excellent news. Huzzah! And note this: by determining that the Southern hunt is illegal, it underscores the right of 'any interested party' to interfere with the hunt in the Northern Pacific.

    You know, I sent those fuckers at Sea Shepard some really interesting ideas about dealing with the Japanese hunt in the Southern ocean, I saw some of those freaking ideas on Whale Wars, and did I get so much as a frigging free t-shirt? Nope.
     
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  5. quinnsong Valued Senior Member

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    Good on you Geoff.
     
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  7. GeoffP Caput gerat lupinum Valued Senior Member

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    I still want my t-shirt.
     
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  9. Capracus Registered Senior Member

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    But how are the Japanese expected to continue their scientific research of whales?
     

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