"Australia’s Top Attorney to Argue Japan Whaling Case"

"CANBERRA -- Australian Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus will argue Australia’s whaling case against Japan in a three week hearing before the International Court of Justice in the Hague beginning on June 26."

"'I welcome the announcement of the International Court of Justice hearing date,' said Dreyfus. 'Australia wants this slaughter to end. We will now have our day in court to establish, once and for all, that Japan’s whaling hunt is not for scientific purposes and is against international law.'

On May 31, 2010, Australia commenced proceedings against Japan in the International Court of Justice, challenging the legality of Japan’s program of 'scientific' whaling in the Southern Ocean. The Attorney-General’s Department has primary responsibility for conducting this litigation.

The International Court of Justice has received written submissions from both parties."

Environment News Service had the story May 1, 2013.

Source: ENS, 05/03/2013