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ICJ orders Israel to halt military offensive in Rafah

Criticism of Israel's conduct in the war in Gaza has been growing, particularly once it turned its focus to Rafah.

Immediately after the ruling, Netanyahu announced that he would hold a special ministerial meeting to decide how to respond. Yair Lapid, the leader of the opposition, derided the decision.. (AFP)
Updated on May 24, 2024 09:48 PM IST
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Amal Clooney instrumental in ICC arrest warrants for Israeli PM and Hamas leader

Amal Clooney is one of the expert Panel members who advised ICC's prosecutor Karim Khan on seeking these arrest warrants.

Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney earlier represented Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed and secured a UN decision that his 2015 jailing for 13 years was illegal.(Reuters)
Published on May 20, 2024 09:49 PM IST

Last living prosecutor of Nazis, Ben Ferencz, dies at 103

Ferencz is the mind behind the creation of the International Criminal Court in the Hague which could prosecute any government’s leaders for war crimes.

At the age of 27, with no previous trial experience, Ferencz became chief prosecutor for a 1947 case in which 22 former commanders were charged with murdering over 1 million Jews.(AFP)
Updated on Apr 09, 2023 04:48 AM IST
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World Day for International Justice: What you should know

World Day for International Justice 2022: The World Day for International Justice celebrates the momentous approval of the Rome Statute and the formation of the new international criminal justice system in 1998.

World Day for International Justice 2022: The International Criminal Court (ICC) is the first permanent and independent international judicial entity capable of trialling persons accused of significant violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.
Published on Jul 17, 2022 10:01 AM IST
Written by Kanishka Singharia | Edited by Swati Bhasin

Indian judge votes against Russia as World Court asks Moscow to stop

India has abstained from voting in the United Nations against Russia. At the International Court of Justice, which has asked Moscow to stop its military operation, Indian judge Dalveer Bhandari voted against Russia. 

Justice Dalveer Bhandari voted against Russia at the International Court of Justice. (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 05:51 AM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

ICJ verdict on Ukraine case vs Russia due Wednesday

Ukraine has accused Russia of illegally trying to justify its war under an international convention by falsely alleging that Ukraine committed genocide in regions held by pro-Russian separatists.

General view of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, Netherlands.(Reuters)
Published on Mar 15, 2022 02:54 AM IST
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International courts to investigate Russia's Ukraine invasion, starting Monday

Two international courts are beginning investigations into Russia's war against Ukraine. One trial starts on Monday, another could target Putin directly.

International Criminal Court, The Hague(Deutsche Welle)
Published on Mar 07, 2022 12:53 PM IST

Ukraine approaches International Court of Justice against Russia

Russia-Ukraine war: Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky now looks up to the Hague for disengagement of Russian military in Ukraine. 

Russia must be held accountable for manipulating the notion of genocide to justify aggression, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelensky said. (AFP)
Published on Feb 27, 2022 04:37 PM IST
By | Written by Poulomi Ghosh

Address ‘core issues’ in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, India tells Pakistan

Earlier this week, India missed a second deadline set by the Islamabad high court to appoint a lawyer to Jadhav for filing the appeal. Islamabad has said he can be represented only by Pakistani lawyers whereas New Delhi has insisted on appointing an Indian lawyer or a Queen’s Counsel.

KUlbhushan Jadhav was arrested in 2016 in Balochistan on charges of espionage, and sentenced to death by a military court the following year. India has rubbished the charges levelled against Jadhav and said he was kidnapped by Pakistani operatives from the Iranian port of Chabahar. (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 08, 2020 09:53 PM IST
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Kulbhushan Jadhav should get an Indian lawyer: Govt

India has accused Pakistan of coercing Kulbhushan Jadhav not to file a review petition and of not complying with the ICJ’s verdict.

Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav was arrested by Pakistani security agencies in Balochistan in March 2016 and charged with involvement in spying.(PTI File Photo)
Updated on Aug 21, 2020 01:19 AM IST
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No communication from Pakistan on Kulbhushan Jadhav case, says India

The Islamabad high court on Monday had directed the government to inform India to appoint a lawyer for Kulbhushan Jadhav in order to file a review petition against his conviction. He is facing a death sentence for alleged spying.

MEA spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said there has been no response from Pakistan on the Kulbhushan jadhav case.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 06, 2020 07:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New delhi | Byhindustan times.com| Editedby Sabir Hussain

Senior Indian diplomat meets Kulbhushan Jadhav after Pak grants consular access: Report

The meeting came a month after a similar interaction between Indian officials and Jadhav did not materialise amid differences between New Delhi and Islamabad on the terms of the consular access to the retired Indian navy officer.

India had demanded “immediate, effective and unhindered” consular access to Jadhav from Pakistan and was in touch with Islamabad through diplomatic channels.(PTI file photo)
Updated on Jun 25, 2020 12:40 AM IST
Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Pakistan stops Samjhauta Express, stalls access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

A ban on the screening of Indian movies was also among actions announced by Pakistani authorities against the backdrop of tensions between the two sides.

Pakistan railways minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed told a news conference the Samjhauta Express – a bi-weekly train service started in 1976 and whose name means “agreement” – would be stopped. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2020 10:28 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Islamabad | ByImtiaz Ahmad

ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: What it means for India and Pakistan

It’s the second rebuke to Islamabad in one week. The international community will watch its next steps

The ICJ agreed with India and concluded that Pakistan breached Article 36 of the Vienna convention. Pakistan failed to inform Jadhav without delay of his rights under the convention(AFP)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 09:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByPrabhash Ranjan

Pakistan under ‘global gaze’ in Jadhav case: BJP leader Arun Jaitley

The former finance minister took a dig at the neighbouring nation over its claim of victory following the verdict, as he called it “farcical”.

The ICJ Wednesday ruled that Pakistan must review the death sentence awarded to Jadhav and asked it to provide consular access to him.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 10:33 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

Friends, family celebrate UN court decision

Another friend of Jadhav, Tushar Shingte, who is a lawyer, said, “Since morning, we had high hopes. Even a commoner could have said Pakistan did not give him a fair trial. Pakistan’s hopes were crushed today.”

Another friend of Jadhav, Tushar Shingte, who is a lawyer, said, “Since morning, we had high hopes. Even a commoner could have said Pakistan did not give him a fair trial. Pakistan’s hopes were crushed today.”(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 18, 2019 12:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai | ByManish K Pathak & Farhan Shaikh

Across the political divide, leaders hail judgment; PM says truth has prevailed

Veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and former external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj described it as a “great victory” for India.

The Congress also hailed the verdict but cautioned that the ICJ’s decision asking Pakistan to review and reconsider the case left Jadhav “vulnerable to another miscarriage” of justice.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 12:48 AM IST
New Delhi | By

ICJ verdict on Kulbhushan Jadhav brings hope, cheer

The ICJ said Pakistan had argued its high courts can exercise review jurisdiction but observed that the country’s Constitution had been interpreted by the Supreme Court as “limiting the availability of such review” for a person like Jadhav who is subject to the Pakistan Army Act.

Jadhav has already filed a mercy petition to the Pakistan Army chief within 60 days of the decision by a military appellate court, and if this is rejected, he can submit a mercy petition to the President within 90 days of the decision by the army chief.(REUTERS)
Updated on Jul 18, 2019 12:40 AM IST
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In Kulbhushan Jadhav case, the only dissenting voice in UN court panel is Pakistan judge

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday ordered Pakistan to review the death penalty given to former Indian navy official Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav

Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict: The panel of Judges at the International Court of Justice in The Hague on Wednesday.(ANI photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2020 07:01 AM IST
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On July 17, ICJ order on India’s appeal over Kulbhushan Jadhav

Jadhav, a 48-year-old former naval officer, was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in 2017, a year after he was arrested and charged with alleged involvement in spying and terrorism.

India’s petition at the ICJ said Pakistan had deliberately denied consular access to Jadhav despite being under an international obligation to do so. Pakistan insists Jadhav was a “spy” and not a businessman.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 05, 2019 12:10 AM IST
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At UN court, Pakistan claims Kulbhushan Jadhav was given a ‘fair trial’

The four-day hearing in the Jadhav case opened Monday at the UN court headquarters in The Hague amidst heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following the Pulwama terror attack.

India had urged the International Court of Justice (ICJ) to annul Jadhav’s death sentence and order his immediate release.(Reuters)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 04:49 PM IST
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Updates: Pakistan calls India’s demand for Kulbhushan Jadhav’s release ‘outlandish’

Pakistan submitted its stand against Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague amidst heightened tensions between India and Pakistan following one of the worst terror attacks in Jammu and Kashmir by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad terror group that killed at least 40 CRPF soldiers.India on Monday told the International Court of Justice (ICJ) that its national Kulbhushan Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in an “opaque trial” and should be released by Pakistan for violation of Vienna Convention on consular access. Read updates here:

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)(PTI)
Updated on Feb 19, 2019 04:31 PM IST
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Pakistan’s ad hoc judge at ICJ suffers cardiac arrest: Report

Tassaduq Hussain Gillani, 69, suddenly suffered a heart attack and was rushed to the hospital, however, his health was said to be stable, Abb Takk news reported.

The ad hoc judge for Pakistan in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) suffered a cardiac attack during the hearing of Indian national(REUTERS)
Published on Feb 18, 2019 07:34 PM IST
Islamabad | ByPress Trust of India

Kulbhushan Jadhav case at ICJ Highlights| India seeks annulment of Jadhav’s conviction

The International Court of Justice commences oral hearing on Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, 48, on Monday at The Hague. India is likely to ask the top UN court to direct Pakistan to revoke the death sentence awarded to Jadhav for on the allegations of espionage.Coming soon after a terror incident in South Kashmir’s Pulwama, where at least 40 security personnel lost their lives in a suicide attack apparently by Pakistan-based outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, the hearing on Jadhav case could stoke fresh tension between the two countries.Watch| Death sentence awarded to Jadhav by Pak court farcical: India to ICJ Follow highlights here:

Updated on Feb 18, 2019 06:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By

India asked for diplomatic access to Kulbhushan Jadhav 2 days ago, says Sushma Swaraj

Jadhav was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court on spying charges in April 2017. India moved the ICJ in May the same year against the verdict. The world court halted Jadhav’s execution, on India’s appeal, pending the final verdict by it.

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'.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2018 10:24 AM IST
Indore | ByPress Trust of India
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