International Court of Justice stays death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav until further notice

  • International Court of Justice stays death sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav until further notice
18-05-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

International Court of Justice (ICJ) at The Hague, Netherlands, ordered Pakistan on Thursday not to execute Kulbhushan Jadhav until it takes a final decision on India’s charge that Pakistan violated its obligations under an international treaty guaranteeing diplomatic help to foreigners accused of capital crimes.

The Court asked Pakistan to keep it informed about the measures, including on consular access, taken by it in this connection.

“Pakistan shall take necessary measures to ensure that Jadhav is not executed until the final decision in these proceedings and shall inform the court all the measures taken in implementation of the court’s order,” the order stated. “India has the right to seek consular access for Jadhav,” it added.

The order was pronounced by Judge Ronny Abraham, President of the Court who noted that the case of Jadhav came under its jurisdiction over Vienna Convention.

Following the order, PM Narendra Modi spoke to External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj and expressed his satisfaction at the order of International Court of Justice.

On the other hand, the External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said, “The ICJ order has come as a great relief to the family of Kulbhushan Jadhav and people of India. We are grateful to Harish Salve for presenting India’s case so effectively before the ICJ.”
 

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