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Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

The United Nations' top court on Monday ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the programme was a commercial activity disguised as science. "Japan shall revoke any existent authorisation, permit or licence granted in relation to JARPA II (research programme) and refrain from granting any further permits," said the International Court of Justice's Judge Peter Tomka.

Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

The UN's top court on Monday ordered Japan to end its annual Antarctic whale hunt, saying in a landmark ruling that the programme was a commercial activity disguised as science. "Japan shall revoke any existant authorisation, permit or licence granted in relation to JARPA II (research programme) and refrain from granting any further permits," said the International Court of Justice's Judge Peter Tomka.

World Court orders Japan to pull whaling permits in Antarctica

The Hague, Mar 31 (EFE).- The International Court of Justice, or ICJ, ordered Japan on Monday to "revoke" the permits it issued for whale hunts in Antarctica because Tokyo failed to meet the requirements for "purposes of scientific research" laid out in international law.

World Court orders Japan to pull whaling permits in Antarctica

The Hague, Mar 31 (EFE).- The International Court of Justice, or ICJ, ordered Japan on Monday to "revoke" the permits it issued for whale hunts in Antarctica because Tokyo failed to meet the requirements for "purposes of scientific research" laid out in international law.

Australia welcomes ICJ ruling on Japanese whaling

Australian Attorney General George Brandis said Monday his country welcomes the International Court of Justice's decision ruling Japanese research whaling in the Antarctic is not for scientific purposes and must stop. Speaking in Perth, Brandis said, "We note that both Australia and Japan have stated on a number of occasions that both countries would accept and respect the decision of the Court. Now we haven't yet had the opportunity to consider in detail the reasons of the judgment."

UN top court rules on Japan's Antarctic whale hunt

The UN's top International Court of Justice will rule Monday whether Japan has the right to hunt whales in the Antarctic, in an emotive case activists say is make-or-break for the giant mammal's future. Presiding Judge Peter Tomka began reading the court's lengthy ruling on the matter at 0800 GMT at the ICJ's headquarters at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Australia in 2010 hauled Japan to the ICJ in an attempt to torpedo whale hunting in the Southern Ocean, a practice Canberra says is a thinly-disguised commercial exploit under cover of scientific research.

UN top court to rule on Japan whale hunt in Antarctic

The UN's top International Court of Justice will rule Monday whether Japan has the right to hunt whales in the Antarctic, in an emotive case activists say is make-or-break for the giant mammal's future. Presiding Judge Peter Tomka is to read the court's ruling on the matter at 0800 GMT at the ICJ's historic headquarters at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Australia in 2010 hauled Japan to the ICJ in an attempt to torpedo whale hunting in the Southern Ocean, a practice Canberra says is a thinly-disguised commercial exploit under cover of scientific research.

Top UN court to rule on legality of Japan whale hunt

The UN's top court will rule Monday whether Japan has the right to hunt whales in the Antarctic, in an emotive case activists say is make-or-break for the giant mammal's future. Australia in 2010 hauled Japan to the Hague-based International Court of Justice (ICJ), accusing Tokyo of exploiting a loophole by hunting whales as scientific research, despite a 1986 ban on commercial whaling. Australia has asked the world court to order Japan to stop its JARPA II research programme and "revoke any authorisations, permits or licences" to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean.

Sea Shepherd campaigners return after anti-whaling mission

Environmental activist group Sea Shepherd have returned to land after their longest-ever anti-whaling campaign in the Southern Ocean, claiming to have saved more than 750 whales in their annual high seas showdown with Japanese whalers. Sea Shepherd's ships Bob Barker and Steve Irwin docked in Wellington and Hobart Saturday after 94 days at sea, formally ending the group's 10th annual harassment campaign of the Japanese harpoon fleet.

Japan retailer Rakuten slammed over ivory and whale meat products

Japanese e-commerce giant Rakuten is the world's largest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products, an environmental campaign group said Tuesday, saying that running the advertisements was akin to arming poachers. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) said a search for "ivory" on Rakuten's Japanese website last month yielded more than 28,000 ads for elephant ivory products.
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