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The 63rd International Whaling Commission meeting closes

Feature Story | 19 July, 2011 at 13:21

As another IWC annual meeting draws to a close, a small yet significant step was taken to stamp out corruption. Yet once again, no decisions were made to bring in widespread conservation measures for the world’s whales.

UN says activists' human rights violated

Feature Story | 8 February, 2010 at 10:00

The United Nations has ruled that the Japanese government breached international human rights law by detaining two Greenpeace activists who uncovered corruption in the Japanese whaling program. The news comes ahead of the trial of the activists.

Victory! Japanese Govt admits to corruption in whaling industry

Feature Story | 5 January, 2011 at 10:00

Late in December 2010, the Fisheries Agency of Japan (FAJ) admitted some of its officials accepted kickbacks (gifts of whale meat) from the fishing body that runs the country’s so-called “scientific” whaling program.

Whaling On Trial

Report | 28 April, 2011 at 11:30

In early 2010, two Greenpeace activists went on trial in Japan in an unprecedented court case - one that court papers will register simply as a case of theft and trespass but which, over the course of the past two years, has become so much more.

Tokyo Two verdict

Feature Story | 6 September, 2010 at 8:00

A Japanese court today delivered its verdict in the trial of our two anti-whaling activists, Junichi Sato and Toru Suzuki. The 'Tokyo Two' activists have been handed an unjust sentence for uncovering widespread corruption in Japan's Southern...

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