The UN's International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ruled that Japan must temporarily halt its whaling program in the Antarctic. It agreed with Australia, which brought the case in May 2010, that the program was not for scientific research as claimed by Tokyo. Read full article
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ICJ really is à la mode right now.Mar 31st, 2014 - 04:47 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
I see the little Philippines have decided to take their maritime dispute with global nuclear power and veto wielding permanent member of the UNSC China to the ICJ.
Come on Argentina stop whispering in the corners, time to step up and be heard!
Little Phillipines? They're the 12th most polulated country in the World.Mar 31st, 2014 - 04:52 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
@2Mar 31st, 2014 - 05:15 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
They are tiny beside the country they have the dispute with. China has 14x the population, 28x the land mass and 30x the economy.
@1Mar 31st, 2014 - 05:21 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
You have anything but Argentina's interest at heart.
Sounds familiar.Mar 31st, 2014 - 05:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
(1) Condorito…Mar 31st, 2014 - 07:24 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
”ICJ really is à la mode right now...
Come on Argentina stop whispering in the corners, time to step up and be heard!”
1) Are you aware that the Government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland accept as compulsory the jurisdiction of the International Court of Justice… over all disputes arising…: ”*”A F T E R”*” 1 January 1974”?
2) Are you aware the Malvinas dispute between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Republic of Argentina arised in 1833?
3) As always with the Engrish..., my dear hermanito Shileno..., the devil is in the small print….
@4 tobyMar 31st, 2014 - 07:33 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Au contraire mon frère. If Argentina took their claim to the ICJ, it would be overwhelmingly defeated. Thus burying an issue that both distorts foreign policy and domestic politics.
Well done ICJ, it's about time Japan's illegal whaling was curtailed. And well done Australia for taking Japan to the ICJ.Mar 31st, 2014 - 07:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Are you aware the Malvinas dispute between the United Kingdom of Great Britain and the Republic of Argentina arised in 1833?
Are you aware that:
a) there is no such place as the 'Malvinas'.
b) The Republic of Argentina didn't exist in 1833 - it was formed in 1853.
c) International law in 1833 was that territory was only yours if you could hold and defend it.
So by those standards Argentina should just STFU about the Falkland Islands, or take it to the International Court of Justice.
By the way, Think, how long does someone have to live in a country to be considered that nationality? You have never answered that question have you?
Australia FOR THE WIN!Apr 01st, 2014 - 12:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
Argentina could always ask for an Advisory Opinion. We all know (including every Argentinean) why it refuses - hard to misrepresent and twist the words of the ICJ.
Finally. This will definitely put a smile on Kevin 07's dial. Also it will put a stop to Greenpeace's dangerous conflicts with the Japanese whaling fleet in the Southern Ocean.Apr 01st, 2014 - 04:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0
@10 HeisenbergApr 01st, 2014 - 11:46 am - Link - Report abuse 0
It will be (whale) music to his ears.
@11 CondorApr 01st, 2014 - 12:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
It would...if the poor bugger weren't tone deaf.
@6 Since you're going off-topic, have you noticed the advisory opinion of the ICJ regarding Kosovo? In essence, as you have been told before numbskull, self-determination trumps territorial integrity. Not that the Falkland Islands have ever been an integral part of the territory of a non-existent country.Apr 01st, 2014 - 01:31 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Apparently, japan will NOT stop all waling,Apr 01st, 2014 - 06:28 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
but saying and doing, are two very different things,
After all, when did CFK ever obey anything the UN told her..
@14Apr 02nd, 2014 - 03:07 am - Link - Report abuse 0
At least the lie that Japan is engaged in 'scientific research' in the Southern Ocean has been exposed. They weren't making any money from the whale meat either. I believe they have tonnes & tonnes of it storage. From now on Japan's position on whaling is going to be about how to withdraw gracefully whilst still saving face.
15 HeisenbergcontextApr 02nd, 2014 - 10:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
'Well done ICJ, it's about time Japan's illegal whaling was curtailed.Apr 03rd, 2014 - 10:21 am - Link - Report abuse 0
And well done Australia for taking Japan to the ICJ.'
Well done ICJ and Australia!Apr 03rd, 2014 - 10:41 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
Whaling belongs to the past.
Japan doesn't need it, and good for them if they are mature and abide by the ruling.
Hope Bullfighting gets stopped-well done Catalonia for banning it.