ICJ Stays Kulbhushan Jadav Death Sentence

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  • Pakistan shall ensure that KulbhushanJadhav is not executed pending verdict of the ICJ
  • International Court of Justice stays death sentence given to KulbhushanJadhav by Pakistani military court until further notice.
  • Consular access under Vienna Convention are recognised under Article 36. Right invoked by India are plausible: ICJ
  • ICJ accepts India’s concern in Kulbhushan Jadhav case; dismisses Pak’s reservations on this issue.
  • The circumstances of Kulbhushan Jadhav’s arrest remains disputed, says ICJ judge.
  • Court says prima facie Vienna Convention will apply
  • Pakistan should have given consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav
  • India has the right to consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav: ICJ
  • ICJ rejects Pakistan appeal.
  • India had requested consular access: ICJ
  • ICJ has jurisdiction over dispute over Vienna Convention.
  • India reiterated request for access: Judge Ronny Abraham
  • Judge Rony Abraham sums up arguments of both sides
  • The circumstances of Jadhav’s arrest remains in dispute between India and Pakistan: ICJ
  • ICJ Judge reads order on India’s plea
  • ICJ judges read out verdict on Kulbhushan
  • 11-judge bench of the top UN court at The Hague, Netherlands, to decide whether the stay on Jadhav’s death sentence will continue.
  • ICJ judges Arrive for verdict
  • The president of the ICJ, Ronny Abraham, will read out the verdict at 3:30pm.
  • Indian team reaches ICJ

The Hague: Will the International Court Justice (ICJ) suspend Pakistani military court’s verdict to hang Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav? The top UN court’s judgment over India’s appeal against Jadhav’s death sentence is expected to be out by 3.30 pm today.

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While India has contended that Pakistan has gone against the Vienna Convention awarding death sentence to Jadhav on charges of espionage, Pakistan claims that Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, was working for the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) when he was arrested from Balochistan in March, 2016.

ICJ to deliver interim verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence case at 3.30 pm. Responding to India’s petition, ICJ president Ronny Abraham wrote to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif asking Islamabad to desist from executing Jadhav until the court heard the matter. The public hearing was held on May 15 at The Hague, Netherlands.

India moved the International Court of Justice on May 8, charging Pakistan with “egregious violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations” in the matter of the detention and trial of Kulbhushan Jadhav. This was the first time in 18 years that India and Pakistan arrived at ICJ doorsteps and the first time since 1971 that New Delhi took Islamabad to the World Court.

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