Goddess Lustita Tries the ICJ’s Independence

THE ECONOMIST – Relationships are a two way street THIS NEWSPAPER has favoured the independence of the ICJ in the past. Their deliberations require sobriety and focus, but most of all, a particular mindset and context that enables sound legal decision making. Any semblance of undue bias or influence may undermine decisions in the case at hand and in the future. Means for facilitating these conditions exist both within the court and without. The actors involved are plenty but in recent news a rift between the judges of the court and the International Press Corps (IPC) has emerged. This came … Continue reading Goddess Lustita Tries the ICJ’s Independence

ICJ: Ruling on Jadhav Case has Waving Impact

DAWN – After long deliberation over the facts of the case the International Court of Justice unanimously ruled in favour of India. During a press conference three of the 15 judges formed a panel to further discuss the verdict concerning Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav’s retrial. At the conference, Dalveer Bhandari stated that the court decided in favour of India on the grounds that the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) superseded the 2008 bilateral treaty between Pakistan and India, the Agreement on Consular Access. Meaning that Pakistan did in fact violate Article 36 of the VCCR which required Pakistan to allow … Continue reading ICJ: Ruling on Jadhav Case has Waving Impact

The Jadhav Case: A Verdict has been made

DER SPIEGEL –  Three judges from the International Court of Justice have discussed their verdict at the press conference. The judges of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) Dalveer Bhandari, Giorgio Gaja and James Crawford have been put on the spot, and they faced some challenging questions. To recap, the Jadhav Case was a legal dispute between India and Pakistan. Indian national Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was sentenced to death in a Pakistani military court. India had requested consular access as a response, and Pakistan consistently ignored the former’s 16 requests. India believed that Pakistan violated Article 36 of the Vienna … Continue reading The Jadhav Case: A Verdict has been made

Judge Says Jadhav Verdict is In

AL JAZEERA – The United Nations’ International Court of Justice reached a preliminary verdict on the first of two cases before it this weekend. The court is soon expected to announce its decision on the India-Pakistan dispute over the death sentence of the Indian ex-naval officer Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. Judge Dalveer Bhandari confirmed to Al Jazeera that the preliminary verdict was reached unanimously. Final language is still be crafted before the court will hand out its ruling. Judge Bhandari would not speak on the specifics of the verdict, but did tell Al Jazeera they expect the ruling to solve the dispute, … Continue reading Judge Says Jadhav Verdict is In

Jadhav Case a matter of “individual vs. state rights”

DAWN – Little has been revealed about the proceeding of the Jadhav Case at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). As it stands a preliminary judgment is in the works and is expected to be formalised shortly and will finally decide Jadhav’s fate. The Jadhav case arose from a March 2016 arrest of Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav who confessed to working for India’s intelligent agency’s Research and Intelligent Wing (RAW). In an earlier interview conducted by Dawn, Jadhav can be quoted as collaborating with Indian intelligence agencies to conduct plans “of criminal nature, leading to the killing or maiming of Pakistani citizens”. … Continue reading Jadhav Case a matter of “individual vs. state rights”

ICJ: A Question of Dependability and Respect

TIMES OF INDIA – High tensions and conflict in the ICJ have had a severely detrimental impact on the productivity of the committee, including negatively affecting a first-time reporter in the International Press Corps. After multiple failed attempts to interview the ICJ, including a reporter being booed, hissed at, and expulsed from the committee session by various Justices, the committee has slowly managed to begin discussing updates with various news sources. However, this has been with minimal detail and almost negligible transparency from the committee. In an attempt to involve news sources in discussion, an anonymous source overheard a Justice … Continue reading ICJ: A Question of Dependability and Respect