Japan’s whale hunt and corresponding role of the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora
Whaling in Japan was evolved and in process between c. 14,000 and 300 BCE. In the 20th century Japan was completely involved in whaling for research activities in a large level but when the IWC International Whaling Commission evolved and most of them supported whaling equally most of them opposed it. In 2014 International Court of Justice held that that Japanese whaling program named as JAPRA-II and whale sanctuary in Australia was not into the international convention for the regulation of whaling and it was not used for scientific purposes as what they claimed. The UN international Court of Justice declared that this research program of whale hunting is not necessary and it did not show any merit scientifically and it does not have a big positive impact in commercial Japan. So this paper will broadly analyze the case of Australia vs. Japan. New Zealand intervening also called as whaling in Antarctic where Japan was accused for whaling in a large scale under the program of Japan whale research and how it interpreted and applied for article 8 of 1946 convention. Also how Japan get satisfied themselves the process of whaling and these programs and highlighting the main points in the international convention for the regulation of whaling 1946, public opinion on hunting whales in Japan.
Isainee B. Japan’s whale hunt and corresponding role of the convention on international trade in endangered species of wild fauna and flora. International Journal of Law, Volume 6, Issue 2, 2020, Pages 135-137