Vienna Convention


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Vienna Convention

a term given to international conventions concluded in Vienna, e.g. Vienna Convention on the Law of Treaties 1969, Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations 1961 and Vienna Convention on Consular Relations 1963.
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ISLAMABAD -- Despite tension with New Delhi over Kashmir issue running high, Pakistan on Monday provided consular access to serving Indian naval commander and intelligence operative Kulbhushan Jadhav by arranging his meeting with the official in charge of India's High Commission Gaurav Ahluwalia in line with Vienna Convention and the July 17 verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
A day earlier, Pakistan announced that it would provide consular access to Jadhav in line with the Vienna Convention and the July 17 verdict of the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
'Gaurav Ahluwalia, Charge d' Affaires of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad, availed consular access, which was provided in line with the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, ICJ verdict and the laws of Pakistan,' read the statement.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], Sept 1 (ANI): Kulbhushan Jadhav, the Indian national on death row in jail here on alleged spying charges will be given consular access on Monday in line with Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, Pakistan said on Sunday.
"As regards India's claim based on the Vienna Convention, the Court considers that it is not the conviction and sentence of Mr Jadhav which are to be regarded as a violation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention," read the verdict.
The court had asked Pakistan to inform Jadhav of his rights under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and grant India consular access.
For India, the victory is that the international court has held firstly, that Pakistan's denial of consular access to Jadhav was in breach of Article 36 of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
The ICJ also rejected Pakistan's following contentions: Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) does not apply in "prima facie cases of espionage" customary international law governs cases of espionage in consular relations and allows countries to make exceptions to the provisions on consular access contained in Article 36 of the Vienna Convention and that it is the 2008 Bilateral Treaty between India and Pakistan rather than Article 36 of the Vienna Convention, which regulates consular access in the case.
However, the verdict asks Pakistan to review the sentence handed down to Indian spy and giving him consular access by making a reference to the Article 36 of Vienna Convention on Consular Relation.
THE HAGUE -- The International Court of Justice (ICJ) rejected India's request to 'acquit, release and return' Kulbhushan Jadhav, an Indian serving Naval Commander, sentenced by Pakistan on charges of espionage and terrorism, however sought for him consular access under Vienna Convention.
According to the ICJ, the conviction and sentence of Kulbhushan Jadhav were not to be regarded as a violation of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention.
On Wednesday, the ICJ ordered Pakistan to review and reconsider the conviction and sentence "by the means of its own choosing...so as to ensure that full weight is given to the effect of the violation of the rights set forth in Article 36 of the Convention." This was a reference to the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

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