Sea Shepherd said Sunday that legal proceedings will begin at the International Court of Justice in The Hague Wednesday 26th as the Australian government presents its case against Japan’s whaling operations in the Southern Ocean. The hearings are set down for three weeks until July 16.
“I expect the World Court will find Japan is whaling for commercial reasons and that it is a breech of international law,” said Sea Shepherd’s Australia chairman, Bob Brown.
“There is no global environment policing agency. It will be up to the Australian and New Zealand governments to uphold the law if Japan ignores the International Court of Justice ruling that commercial whaling must stop,” said Brown.