International Court of Justice (ICJ) to deliver verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav case

By Rajan Nath -- July 17, 2019 10:07 am -- Updated:Feb 15, 2021

Pakistan legal team has now reached the Hague in the Netherlands on Tuesday, just before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) is about to announce its verdict on Kulbushan Jadhav Case. The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will deliver its verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case at The Hague, on Wednesday, at 3 PM local time (6:30 pm IST). The former Naval officer Kulbushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by the Pakistani military court on the charges of surveillance and terrorism on April 11, 2017.

However, India approached the International Court of Justice (ICJ) against Pakistan for the "violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular relations, 1963" into the matter. India pleaded that they had not been informed of Kulbhushan Jadhav's detention until a long time after his arrest. Likewise, India contended that Pakistan failed to inform the accused of his rights. Also, India alleged that in violation of the Vienna Convention, the authorities of Pakistan denied India's repeated requests, its right of consular access to Jadhav.

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Earlier in February, the ICJ rejected five pleas made by Pakistan during the hearing of Kulbushan Jadhav's case. Furthermore, Pakistan urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to dismiss India's plea for relief for its national Jadhav, who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in an "opaque trial.

-PTC News

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