Thursday, 18 May 2017

ICJ to deliver interim verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence case at 3:30 pm

Kulbhushan Jadhav

After hearing arguments from India and Pakistan earlier this week, the International Court of Justice will today deliver its verdict on the Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence.

An 11-judge ICJ bench will start delivering the verdict at 3:30 pm(IST) at a public sitting in The Hague, Netherlands.

The verdict will be regarded to Indian seeking provisional measures against Pakistan in the Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence. India has essentially asked the International Court of Justice to suspend the death sentence awarded to Jadhav, a former Indian Navy officer, by a military court in Pakistan.

 India had approached the ICJ on May 8, accusing Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention and conducting a "farcical trial" for convicting Jadhav, which was in "egregious violations" of the Vienna Convention.

During its submission to the ICJ on May 15 at a public hearing, India had demanded the immediate annulment of Jadhav's death sentence, expressing fears that Pakistan could execute him even before the hearing at the ICJ was over.


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