The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will hold public hearings in a case regarding convicted Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav in February next year 2019.
The ICJ, which is the principal judicial organ of the United Nations, will conduct hearings in the case (India v. Pakistan) from February 18 to Feb 21, 2019, at the Peace Palace in The Hague, a press release said.
The first round of oral arguments will take place on February 18, when India will argue from 10 am to 1 pm. Pakistan will put forth their first round arguments on February 19, from 10 am to 1 pm
India will kick off the second round of oral arguments on February 20, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm, whereas Pakistan will conclude on February 21, from 3 pm to 4:30 pm.
India in September 2017 accused Pakistan of violating the Vienna Convention by not giving consular access to Jadhav.
A 11-judge bench of the International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistani military court until further notice, while observing that prima facie the Vienna Convention will apply in the Kulbhushan Jadhav case.