Australia's case against Japanese whaling before the International Court of Justice

27 June 2013

Associate Professor Tim Stephens comments on Australia's case against Japan's antarcticwhaling activities, which is now before the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Originally launched in 2010, both parties are lodging their submissions over the next few weeks and there will be no appeal.

In an interview with Al Jazeera, Associate Professor Stephens says there are other possibilities in relation to whether the Court finds in favour of either country.

"The Court might say to Japan you can't catch 1,000 whales each year but you might be entitled to take 100.

"So the Court might say there needs to be some proportionality or reasonableness around the numbers that have been taken."

View the footage of the report - Arguments set to begin over Antarctic whaling - Al Jazeera

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