ICJ to hold public hearings in Jadhav case in February subsequent yr

The Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) will keep public hearings in a case regarding convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in February subsequent yr, The Hague-based courtroom launched on Wednesday.

The courtroom, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will conduct hearings inside the case (India v. Pakistan) from February 18 to Feb 21, 2019, on the Peace Palace in The Hague, a press launch talked about.

In response to a schedule issued on the ICJ web site, India and Pakistan will present their oral arguments for three hours on Feb 18 and 19, respectively, inside the first spherical of hearings. Throughout the second spherical, India will present its argument for 1.5 hours on Feb 20 whereas Pakistan will do the equivalent on Feb 21.

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Pakistan had in July this yr filed its second counter-memorial inside the Jadhav case inside the ICJ.

With the submitting of the counter-memorial by Pakistan, the strategy of written submissions inside the case by every occasion (India and Pakistan) had completed.

The voluminous 400-page written pleading submitted by Pakistan argued that the Vienna Convention is not related inside the case of Jadhav, who’s a commissioned officer in Indian Navy and was serving with spy firm RAW on the time of his seized in Pakistan in March 2016.

Jadhav was later sentenced to die in 2017 by a military tribunal for his involvement in espionage. His appeals in opposition to the conviction have been rejected by the military appellate courtroom and the mercy petition is pending with Navy Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa.

India had approached the ICJ in opposition to Pakistan for allegedly violating Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by denying consular entry to Jadhav immediately after he seizes. Pakistan had ultimate December hosted Jadhav’s meeting collectively along with his partner and mother as a humanitarian gesture.

The courtroom had rapidly after accepting the Indian petition held a single spherical of oral hearings following which the Pakistan authorities was restrained from executing Jadhav till its final verdict inside the case. Two rounds of written submissions by every occasion adopted.

A diplomatic provide earlier knowledgeable Dawn it is anticipated that the courtroom may give its verdict subsequent yr on the end of oral submissions.

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