Thursday, 18 August, 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.

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Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


HAL signed an MoU for opening an office in Kuala Lumpur | Twitter

Hindustan Aeronautics Limited to open first overseas marketing office in Malaysia for LCA Tejas

HAL is tapping new business opportunities for Light Combat Aircraft Tejas as well as servicing of Su-30 aircraft and Hawk trainer aircraft for the Royal Malaysian Air Force.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.