Court will act according to the Vienna convention: Pakistan Attorney General Anwar Mansoor Khan on ICJ verdict

WION Web Team The Hague, Netherlands Jul 17, 2019, 11.31 PM(IST)

International Court of Justice hearing the Kulbhushan Jadhav case Photograph:( Reuters )

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After the judgement, India's advocate at the ICJ Harish Salve said that there has to be fair adjudication of consular access.

After the international court of justice(ICJ) delivered its verdict in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case, Anwar Mansoor Khan, Pakistan Attorney General said review and reconsideration will be given to Jadhav.

"This is a clear, clear win for Pakistan, "Anwar Mansoor Khan said.

"The issue is very categorical that when they have said that all actions in review and reconsideration will be considered by a court of law and that court of law will act in accordance with the provisions contained in the Vienna convention," Anwar Mansoor said.

"Pakistan has in fact been very clear from the outset, that they will consider the review and reconsideration, which is what the court has categorically stated and said that a review and reconsideration will be given to him," he added.

Upholding India's stand that Pakistan has violated the 1963 Vienna Convention, the ICJ said that Jadhav's trial by a military court in Pakistan is not accepted thereby stopping his execution.

After the judgement, India's advocate at the ICJ Harish Salve said that there has to be fair adjudication of consular access.

"We made Pakistan adhere to the Vienna Convention," he declared.

The court found that Pakistan had "deprived India of the right to communicate with and have access to Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav, to visit him in detention and to arrange for his legal representation."

The ICJ said that Pakistan must provide "by the means of its own choosing, effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence of Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav".