The International Court of Justice (ICJ) on Wednesday rejected New Delhi’s plea to acquit and release self-confessed Indian spy Kulbhushan Jadhav but ruled that he be allowed consular access.
The international court also ordered Pakistan for “effective review and reconsideration of the conviction and sentence”.
Judges at the UN’s top court ruled Pakistan had breached the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, which gives countries the right to consular access when their nationals are arrested abroad.
Jadhav, a serving commander in the Indian Navy working for India’s Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), was arrested on March 3, 2016, from Balochistan on charges of espionage, and condemned to death by a military court the following year.
The ICJ was set up in 1946 to rule in disputes between countries. It, however, has no means to enforce its rulings which are final and without appeal.
Read the full verdict below: