IWC resolution against Japanese whaling programme

01, Sep 2014 / WHALING / 94 Words

Keesing’s Record of World Events (Formerly Keesing’s Contemporary Archives 1931-2014)
Volume 60 (2014), Issue No. 9 (September), Page 53603

The International Whaling Commission (IWC) on Sept. 18 voted 35-20 in favour of a non-binding resolution opposing Japanese plans to resume whaling in the Southern Ocean for scientific purposes. The resolution was adopted at the IWC biennial summit in Bled, Slovenia, held on Sept. 11-18. Japanese delegates announced that the country would defy the IWC decision and resume its whaling programme in 2015. Japan claimed that its revised programme would meet strict conditions imposed by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which in March had ordered Japan to cease its whaling programme in the Antarctic [see p. 53268].