Issue Brief on “ICJ Verdict on Jadhav Case: The Battle is not Over Yet”


The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on May 18 ‘stayed’ the execution of Kulbushan Jadhav till its final verdict. The decision was made after India moved ICJ against Jadhav’s conviction in Pakistan. Indians have called the ICJ decision as a major victory for India. However, they seem to have ignored many facts which still are in favor of Pakistan.

Kulbushan Jadhav, an active Indian naval officer and an active Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) agent, was arrested in March 2016 and was awarded death sentence on April 10, 2017 under the Field General Court Martial (FGCM) in Pakistan.[1] The sentence evoked a sharp reaction in India which warned Pakistan of consequences and damage to bilateral ties if the “pre-meditated murder” was carried out.

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