Wednesday, 19 January, 2022

Topic: ICJ

‘Come with a plan and not as a plaintiff’ – What Jaishankar told me before ICJ elections

In ‘India vs UK’, former diplomat Syed Akbaruddin writes that India was prompted to enter the ICJ election ring in the wake of the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.

India hints it can take Jadhav case to ICJ again, hits out at Pakistan’s ‘farcical approach’ 

New Delhi has criticised Pakistan for continuing to hold back on granting India ‘unimpeded’ consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav, who is on death row in the country. 

Can China be brought before an international court over Covid pandemic? Yes

The court action would require significant international cooperation and willpower to implement. But to avoid another pandemic, it must be done.

ICJ president & co-author of Modi book moves UNHRC blaming China for Covid-19 ‘conspiracy’

Advocate Adish C. Aggarwala alleged negligence by China in dealing with Covid-19, seeking an unspecified compensation amount from the country.

Why ICJ order asking Myanmar to stop Rohingya ‘genocide’ is binding but not enforceable

The world court has asked Myanmar govt to exercise control over its military and prevent it from causing further harm to Rohingya Muslims in the country.

Aung San Suu Kyi rejects genocide allegations against Myanmar at ICJ

Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi dismissed claims that Myanmar tried to exterminate Rohingya Muslims in 2017, but admitted to the army's use of excessive force.

Pakistan violated its obligations in Kulbhushan Jadhav case, ICJ tells UN

The ICJ was presenting its report on the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, who Pakistan arrested and sentenced to death on espionage charges, and said remedies were due under the Vienna Convention.

India-Pakistan tensions over Kashmir hit Kulbhushan Jadhav’s chances for consular access

International Court of Justice had in July ordered Pakistan to give consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav. There has been no progress since.

Pakistan silent on granting consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav

Following the ICJ verdict, Pakistan had informed India it would grant consular access to Kulbhushan Jadhav by Friday, a proposal New Delhi said it was considering.

Over 10 days since ICJ’s Kulbhushan Jadhav verdict, but no word from Pakistan on consular access

Pakistan is believed to have put "pre-conditions" to give consular access to Jadhav. It has also refused to clarify if it plans to shift case from military court to a civil one.

On Camera


How England’s dying industrial towns became the West’s largest jihad factory

Malik Faisal Akram had no known affiliation with jihadist groups. Ideas that led him to take hostages in a Texas synagogue seeped into his mind almost by osmosis.

NTPC looks to coal imports to avoid new power crunch

India’s largest electricity producer is aiming to secure cargoes starting from April, when power consumption in India typically surges on summer cooling demand.


File photo of IAF drone seen flying in Leh on 18 Nov 2020 | ANI

Indian firm gets foothold in prized global ‘kamikaze’ and armed drones market

Global demand for loitering munition & armed drones saw a jump after Azerbaijan was able to defeat superior Armenian armed forces in 2020 with the help of these systems.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.