Australia: Government takes legal action to stop Japan whaling

Agence France-Presse

06/01/10

Australia has launched legal action at the International Court of Justice to stop Japan’s hunting of whales, Japanese officials said Tuesday, calling the move ‘extremely regrettable.’ Australia’s action in The Hague follows months of tension between Canberra and Tokyo, which kills the ocean giants under a loophole in a 1986 international moratorium that allows lethal ’scientific research.’ The legal action comes just ahead of the June 21-25 annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission in Morocco, which will discuss a compromise proposal to end years of divisions among its pro- and anti-whaling members...

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