The Hague: In the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled on 15th of India's favor on Wednesday, and the only judge who disagreed with this decision is the only judge of Pakistan included in the ICJ bench, Tasadduk Hussain Jilani. Jilani is an adhoc judge in this case. According to the report of Pakistan's Urdu newspaper Jang, Jilani wrote in his disagreement note that the Vienna Treaty does not apply to spies.
He wrote that those who wrote the Vienna treaty would not even think that it would apply to the spies also. He has written in his note that India has tried to take advantage of the illegitimate use of rights. On Wednesday, ICJ gave seven decisions in favor of India and Jilani expressed his disagreement on the seven.
The court ruled in favor of granting diplomatic access to Jadhav and asked Pakistan to continue stopping his execution. Indian naval officer Jadhav was sentenced to death in April 2017 by a Pakistani military court for alleged espionage.
After this, India had appealed in the ICJ to stop the execution. After hearing the final debate from both India and Pakistan in The Hague in February 2019, Jilani was able to join the proceedings on the fourth day only because he had a heart attack.
At that time, Pakistan had urged the ICJ to postpone the case, citing Geelani's disease. Since none of the Pakistan judges was a member of the ICJ, the former President of Pakistan, Jilani, was appointed as an ad hoc judge. Former Judge of the Supreme Court of India, Dalveer Bhandari is one of the 15 permanent members of the ICJ.