Top UN court orders Japan to end Antarctic whale hunt

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THE HAGUE (AFP) – 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.

“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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