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Japan says there is ‘fatal flaw’ in Australia’s case against whaling practices
Japan Daily Press ^ | 07/15/2013 | Ida Torres

Posted on 07/15/2013 7:37:03 PM PDT by TexGrill

Japan’s legal counsel at the International Court of Justice in The Hague is mounting their final defense in the case brought by Australia against their scientific whaling program, JARPA II. Japan’s counsel, Payam Akhavan, has said that their main allegation against Japan has a “fatal flaw,” and that is the record of debate at the International Whaling Commission.

Australia claims that the JARPA II program, which has already killed more than 10,000 whales under article 8 in the treaty, does not have the element of true science. For the past 26 years, this has been debated by the IWC’s scientific committee. Akhavan says that article 8 does not require scientific consensus but just scientific purpose, and on that reason alone, the JARPA II is legal. The best they can say is that there has been a scientific disagreement over the whaling program.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: japanwhaling
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1 posted on 07/15/2013 7:37:03 PM PDT by TexGrill
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To: TexGrill

Because some fish are special


2 posted on 07/15/2013 7:39:58 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: TexGrill

So if Japan’s purpose is truely scientific, they should have no trouble dumping every last scrap of the whale back into the sea after the experiments are complete.


3 posted on 07/15/2013 8:51:46 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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