The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be conducting a public hearing at the Peace Palace in Hague on Monday with respect to the case of Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav.
The hearing will be carried out in two phases. In the first phase, Indian observations will be heard while the in the second phase Pakistani observations will be entertained.
The legal teams of India and Pakistan have arrived at Hague. The Indian team is led by Harish Salve, the foreign agency reported.
Attorney General Ashtar Ausuf is leading Pakistan’s defence. Additionally, he will point out to the atrocities India is committing in Indian-held Kashmir.
The Indian team will most likely focus on the denial of consular access to Jadhav and “lack of transparency in the Pakistani military court,” said a foreign news agency.
The hearing is being conducted days after India lodged an application with UN judicial body to a suspend the death sentence handed to Jadhav by Pakistani Field General Court Martial.
India mentioned in the application that Pakistan is in violation of the Vienna Convention by denying consular access to Jadhav. Additionally, India alleged that “it was not informed of Jadhav’s detention until long after his arrest”.
After India filed the application ICJ has requested Pakistan to delay the execution of Jadhav.