ICJ stays Kulbhushan Jadhav’s death sentence till final verdict

Kulbhushan Jadhav

The Hague, May 17, 2017: In a big win for India, the International Court of Justice on Thursday ordered Pakistan not to execute alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav till a final decision is taken.

President of the court, Judge Ronny Abraham, reading out the court verdict also asked Pakistan to inform it of all the measures it has taken to implement the order.

The verdict comes after India and Pakistan clashed on Monday at the ICJ over Jadhav with New Delhi invoking the court’s jurisdiction to see that the death sentence against him is annulled immediately.

Pakistan has said that India had no right to invoke the jurisdiction of the court because the Vienna Convention does not provide for matters relating to spies, terrorists and those who indulge in espionage.

Live Updates:

  • Appropriate to say that Pakistan shall take all measures at its disposal to ensure Kulbhushan Jadav is not executed pending final decision: ICJ


  • ICJ Judge Ronny Abraham added that “Rights invoked by India under the Vienna Convention are plausible.”
  • Prima facie, court observes that it cannot conclude that the Vienna Convention does not apply in this case, ICJ Judge Ronny Abraham said.
  • On the question of India’s consular access to Jadhav, India has maintained that Jadhav should still get consular access as per Vienna Convention.
  • The 11-judge bench of the ICJ announcing a verdict in Kulbhushan Jadhav case.
  • ICJ reading out the verdict on Jadhav.

Wefornews Bureau

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