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stated that the court decided in favour of India on the grounds that the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR) superseded the 2008 bilateral treaty between Pakistan and India, the Agreement on Consular Access.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

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”

A Peek Behind the Bench in the ICJ

AL JAZEERA – The notoriously secretive International Court of Justice opened their doors briefly Friday, revealing key details in the Jadhav case currently before the court. Former Justice of the Supreme Court of India and one of the 15 current judges serving in the ICJ, Dalveer Bhandari, told Al Jazeera about the dispute between India and Pakistan over Pakistan’s sentencing of an Indian ex-naval officer. Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav was arrested in Pakistan on March 3 2016 and later sentenced to death for purported espionage, terrorism, and separatism. India has accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by denying Jadhav consular … Continue reading A Peek Behind the Bench in the ICJ

International Court of Justice Struggles to Be Serious

Fox News While hearing the case of Ecuador v. UK, on the matter of Julian Assange’s extradition to Sweden for sex crimes, justices on the ICJ have been reviewing the definition of a “serious” crime. At stake is whether or not the case against Assange in Sweden, which is requesting his presence for a “preliminary investigation,” constitutes a concern that his alleged sex crime is a “serious” crime. If so, he could be denied his claim of political asylum in the London embassy of Ecuador, and be forcibly extradited to Sweden. If not, the man who heads WikiLeaks, which repeatedly … Continue reading International Court of Justice Struggles to Be Serious

Noose Tightens Around Assange as ICJ Seeks Extradition

International Court of Justice- 01/07/2017 Vancouver, BC Facing two charges of sexual assault, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange may be extradited to Sweden to stand trial. A tribunal has convened in the International Court of Justice to determine the validity of Assange’s asylee status, and whether extraditing him could put him at risk for seizure by the U.S to stand trial for espionage – charges which could carry the death penalty. Assange rose to fame in 2010, when his organization released footage of U.S soldiers murdering several unarmed civilians in Iraq. Assange’s role in international politics and cybersecurity have been divisive, … Continue reading Noose Tightens Around Assange as ICJ Seeks Extradition

Ecuador Stands Firm: Assange Will Continue Being Protected

Vancouver, BC, Canada – Times of India Jan 7, 2017 In a statement to the International Court of Justice at 14:00 PST, Ecuador stands firmly in its protection of Julian Assange, founder of the infamous WikiLeaks. Ecuador states that it is “concerned of Mr. Assange’s wellbeing” at this time and does not wish to have Mr. Assange extradited to Sweden. If Assange is extradited to Sweden, there is high chance that he will also be extradited to the United States to face the court for espionage under the administration of President Obama. Not only is Assange accused of espionage for … Continue reading Ecuador Stands Firm: Assange Will Continue Being Protected

EXCLUSIVE: US LEAK REGARDING ASSANGE TRIAL

The Washington Times 07 January 2017 | Vancouver, British Columbia The Washington Times has received news from confidential and trusted sources from Capitol Hill that the United States is closely monitoring the situation of Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy in the United Kingdom. Speculations are that if Assange gets extradited to Sweden, the United States will be seeking to request his extradition to the United States. Neither the White House or the Congress have commented on this yet, and refuse to answer any questions relating to the situation. Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: US LEAK REGARDING ASSANGE TRIAL