Jadhav’s case: International court to deliver verdict on Thursday

The International Court of Justice will announce its verdict on Thursday on India’s appeal against the death sentence awarded by a Pakistani court to alleged spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
India had asked the World Court judges on Monday to order Pakistan to stay the execution of Indian citizen Kulbhushan Jadhav, who Islamabad says is a captured spy, in a case that has escalated tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours.
India argued in a preliminary hearing at the UN court, formally known as the International Court of Justice (ICJ), that Pakistan violated the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations by denying the condemned man access to legal and other assistance from India.
Pakistan has said that India had no right to invoke the jurisdiction of the court because the Vienna Convention does not provide for matters relating to spies, terrorists and those who indulge in espionage.
If the verdict goes against Pakistan, then the country cannot go to a higher court. If they refuse to follow the order, then the case will be taken to the security council, where it will be debated by the 15 members of the council.
China, which is one of the members of the UN security council has veto powers and has often exercised it in favour of Pakistan.

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