Australia takes Japan to court over whaling

International Court of Justice case will hinge on whether Japan's whale hunt is genuinely for research.

    A court appeal brought by Australia to prevent Japanese whaling in the Antarctic has got under way at the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

    A global ban prevents commercial whaling, but Japan says it needs to continue its annual hunt for scientific research.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Thomas reports from Sydney.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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