Updated: 03/31/2014 18:01 | By Agence France-Presse

Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

The UN's top court on Monday ordered Japan to stop its annual whale hunt in the Antarctic, rejecting Tokyo's argument that it is for scientific purposes.


Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

A handout image from Sea Shepherd Australia Ltd showing the Japanese whaling ship Yushin Maru crossing the bow of the Bob Barker - by Simon Ager

"Japan shall revoke any existant authorisation, permit or licence granted in relation to Jarpa II (research programme) and refrain from granting any further permits in pursuance to the programme," the International Court of Justice's Judge Peter Tomka said

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