The Worldwide Courtroom of Justice (ICJ) will preserve public hearings in a case concerning 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 contained in 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 site, India and Pakistan will current their oral arguments for 3 hours on Feb 18 and 19, respectively, inside the primary spherical of hearings. All through the second spherical, India will current its argument for 1.5 hours on Feb 20 whereas Pakistan will do the equal on Feb 21.
Pakistan had in July this yr filed its second counter-memorial contained in the Jadhav case contained in the ICJ.
With the submitting of the counter-memorial by Pakistan, the technique of written submissions contained in the case by each event (India and Pakistan) had accomplished.
The voluminous 400-page written pleading submitted by Pakistan argued that the Vienna Conference is just not associated contained in the case of Jadhav, who’s a commissioned officer in Indian Navy and was serving with spy agency RAW on the time of his seized in Pakistan in March 2016.
Jadhav was later sentenced to die in 2017 by a navy tribunal for his involvement in espionage. His appeals in opposition to the conviction have been rejected by the navy 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 Conference on Consular Relations by denying consular entry to Jadhav instantly after he seizes. Pakistan had final December hosted Jadhav’s assembly collectively alongside together with his companion and mom as a humanitarian gesture.
The courtroom had quickly after accepting the Indian petition held a single spherical of oral hearings following which the Pakistan authorities was restrained from executing Jadhav until its last verdict contained in the case. Two rounds of written submissions by each event adopted.
A diplomatic present earlier educated Daybreak it’s anticipated that the courtroom could give its verdict subsequent yr on the top of oral submissions.