Table of contents
Main body: International Court of Justice
- Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan)
- Relocation of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem (Palestine v. United States of America)
- Certain Criminal Proceedings in France (Republic of the Congo v. France)
- Application of the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide (Croatia v. Serbia)
Whaling in the Antarctic (Australia v. Japan)
Issue in International Court of Justice
Japan was party to the 1946 International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling and other international obligations for the preservation of marine mammals and the marine
environment. Japan established the mission JARPA to obtain more information about whales and their numbers. However, Australia accused Japan of pursuing whaling under the Second
Phase of its Japanese Whale Research Program under Special Permit (JARPA II). Australia maintains that Japan’s purpose has not been to research scientific data, as Japan has used
lethal methods. Australia argues that Japan’s claim that its activities are ‘for purpose of’ scientific research does not fall within Article VIII.
There are no questions for this issue.