"Australia Hauls Japan into International Court Over Whaling"

"CANBERRA -- Australia will initiate legal action in the International Court of Justice in The Hague against Japan's so-called 'scientific' whaling in the Southern Ocean, three Rudd government ministers announced today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephen Smith, Environment Minister Peter Garrett, and Attorney General Robert McClelland said in a joint statement, 'The Government has always been firm in our resolve that if we could not find a diplomatic resolution to our differences over this issue, we would pursue legal action. The Government's action fulfils that commitment.'

A formal application will be lodged in The Hague early next week, they said."

Environment News Service had the story May 18, 2010.

Friday, May 28, 2010