Pakistan plans to appoint ad hoc judge at ICJ for Kulbhushan Jadhav case

Kulbhushan Jadhav

New Delhi: File photo of former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav who has been sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on charges of ‘espionage’. PTI Photo (PTI4_11_2017_000103B)

Pakistan is considering appointing an “ad hoc judge” for the International Court of Justice’s panel that is hearing the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav because of the presence of an Indian judge in the 12-member tribunal, Indian government sources said on Friday.

Dalveer Bhandari, a former Supreme Court judge, is part of the panel that ordered Pakistan on Friday to stay the execution of Jadhav, a 46-year-old former Indian Navy officer sentenced to death by a military court for alleged involvement in espionage and terrorism. Read more


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