Whaling In the Antarctic': A Judgment by the International Court of Justice and what could happen in Future due to that
Degree GrantorUniversity of Canterbury
Degree LevelPostgraduate Certificate
Degree NamePostgraduate Certificate in Antarctic Studies
In March this year the International Court of Justice made a judgment about the case 'Whaling Inthe Antarctic' where Japan is blamed by Australia to hunt whales in the Southern Ocean. TheCourt decided that Japan's program JARPA II is not conforming to the assumed moratorium ofthe International Whaling Commission and hence it is to stop immediately. The relation to theSouthern Ocean, and that endangered species are a subject, as well as the compliance ofinternational conventions, this case is important for the future of Antarctica and the AntarcticTreaty.After the judgment there were assumptions if Japan will abide to it, and a few weeks later Japancame up with the news to design a new program which will be conform to the judgment and themoratorium. Currently it is unsure what will happen and predictions are not easy to make. Thiscase is unprecedented and there are no other cases to compare it to.This critical review will investigate the major information about legislation, as well as the drivingforces and threats for whaling in Japan.
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