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Why is Australia v Japan such a special case?

The history of contentious cases at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is long, dating back to 1947. The ICJ was founded just a few years earlier in 1945 and is the principle judicial organ of the United Nations. A contentious case is one in which there is a legal dispute between countries (as opposed to a…

The Longest Days

Hans Peter Roth, an independent Swiss journalist who is conducting outreach in the Faroes in collaboration with WDC, shares his perspectives through another blog. Monday June 24th, 2013      Slættaratindur is a lonely place. Yet it is hardly ever silent on the Faroes’ highest mountain. Storms roar and oftentimes the subarctic peak sticks into the clouds. Once…

UK screening of 'The Last Ocean'

If you get a chance come along to the Royal Georgraphical Society this Thursday. There is a special screening of the the amazing film, ‘The Last Ocean’. WDC has been proud to be associated with this remarkable film, and we would urge all supporters to come along if they get a chance and meet the…

Latest videos on the ICJ trial of Japanese commercial whaling in the 'name of science'

[View the story “Japan’s whaling on trial” on Storify]

Are Whales Jumping for Joy over Obama’s Climate Comments?

               Ok so the whales may not actually be jumping about what was said by Obama on Tuesday, but they are definitely impacted by the potential outcome of the comments. Climate change is a scientific fact, and its effects can already be seen, much of which was laid out in the WDC/WWF 2007 Report “Whales…

Day 1: WDC on Australia vs. Japan at the ICJ

“It simply is not science“ First round of oral hearing at ICJ begins with Australia outlining its case against Japan regarding so called scientific whaling in the Antarctic At the beginning of the hearing before the International Court of Justice (ICJ), Australia has given an introduction to the case it’s going to make in its…