ICJ rules in India’s favour, asks Pak to review Jadhav death sentence

The International Court of Justice today ruled in favor to India in the case of former Navy officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who had been sentenced to death by a Pakistani Military court on charges of “espionage and terrorism”. In its ruling, the Hague-based court affirmed Mr. Jadhav’s right to consular access and called on Pakistan to review and reconsider his conviction and sentence.

The court further said that Mr. Jadhav’s execution should remain suspended until Pakistan effectively reviews and reconsiders the conviction/sentence. The court also recognized Pakistan’s breach of the Vienna Convention. The session today was held under the presidency of Judge Abdulqawi Ahmed Yusuf. Read More

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