Kulbhushan Jadhav case: ICJ to hold public hearings from February 18


The Hague: The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hold public hearings in Kulbhushan Jadhav case from February 18 amid fresh Indo-Pak tensions.

According to reports, top legal luminaries of the two countries will present their arguments in the high-profile Kulbhushan Jadhav case before the world court here from Monday.

The public hearing will continue for four days.

A retired Indian Navy officer, Jadhav, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of espionage and terrorism in April 2017.

Reports said India moved the ICJ in May the same year against the “farcical trial” by the military court of Pakistan against 48-year-old Jadhav.

India first approached the ICJ on May 8, 2017 for the “egregious violation” of the provisions of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, 1963 by Pakistan by repeatedly denying it consular access to Jadhav.

The world court on May 18, 2017 had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav till adjudication of the case.

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