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ICJ results on whaling court case to be released on 31st March 2014

You can follow the results live in the Storyfy module below, or live here

When Australia took Japan to Court for it’s abuses of Article VIII whaling (so called ‘scientific whaling’) few of us could have imagined the debate that would ensue at the ICJ.

What provided to be a highly enlightening debate revolved around what was the definition of science, and whether Japan was actually using Artcile VIII of the International Convention for the Regulation of Whaling (ICRW) to carry out real science as envisaged by the original drafters of the ICRW, or whether it was being abused as a cover (a light cover at that) for commercial whaling for which Japan has no objection.

How the Court resolved the legal questions will be revealed tomorrow, and WDC will bring you the results as soon as we have digested them.

You can follow the evolving nature of the case below.

[<a href=”//storify.com/ButlerStroud/japan-s-whaling-on-trial” target=”_blank”>View the story “Japan’s whaling on trial” on Storify</a>]