World Court judgment on Japan’s whaling due Monday morning

World Court judgment on Japan’s whaling due Monday morning

Who: International Court of Justice

What: Deliver judgment on Australia’s case against Japan’s Southern Ocean whaling

Where: The Hague, Netherlands

When: From 9am UK/10am, The Netherlands, Monday 31 March, 2014

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) judgment on Australia’s case against Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic will be delivered on Monday morning (March 31).

The ICJ heard evidence for and against Japan’s scientific whaling programme in the Southern Ocean during a three-week hearing last June.

The International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) campaigns for an end to all commercial whaling and promotes responsible whale watching as a humane and sustainable alternative to the cruelty of whaling.

IFAW whale experts will be in court on Monday to witness the judgment being delivered and are available for interview.

 


 

For more information or to arrange interviews with IFAW experts please contact Clare Sterling at IFAW on +44 (0)20 7587 6708, mobile +44 (0)7917 507717, email csterling@ifaw.org or alternatively contact Patrick Ramage in The Hague on +1 (508) 776 0027 or Vassili Papastavrou, also in The Hague, on +44 (0)7801 613514.

Skype interviews can be arranged on request.

IFAW will be tweeting from the proceedings via @Action4IFAW http://twitter.com/action4ifaw

The proceedings can be viewed live online via the ICJ website at http://www.icj-cij.org/presscom/multimedia.php?p1=6