ICJ (Review and Re-consideration) Bill, 2020

ICJ (Review and Re-consideration) Bill, 2020 was passed by the Pakistan’s National Assembly to provide Indian prisoner Kulbhushan Jadhav the right to appeal. The bill allows Jadhav to have consular access in accordance with the verdict given by the International Court of Justice.

Jadhav – a retired Indian Navy officer – was sentenced to death by a Pakistani military court in 2017 on charges of espionage and terrorism in 2017. India approached the ICJ against Islamabad’s reluctance to provide consular access to Jadhav. The ICJ directed Pakistan to reconsider the conviction and provide proper forum for appeal against the sentence.

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