“INDIA IS ENTITLED TO CONSULAR ACCESS TO JADHAV” : INTERNATIONAL COURT OF JUSTICS (ICJ)

The Vienna convention doesn’t exclude those found guilty under terror and espionage… The Court considers that it has prima facie the jurisdiction to entertain dispute of the parties. India entitled to seek consular access to Jadhav: ICJ.    The circumstances of  Kulbhushan Jadhav’s arrest remains disputed, says ICJ judge. A dispute exists between India and Pakistan with regard to the arrest, trial and conviction of Kulbhusan Jadhav, says Judge Abraham. The Court has jurisdiction in the case because of the Vienna Convention and dismisses Pakistan’s reservations on this issue. The court says Pakistan had sought assistance in the investigations, but India had refused after being denied consular access. Issue of consular access falls under the court’s jurisdiction.   The Rediff.com : 18th. May,17

 

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