India will hand over its written arguments, known as memorial, to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Hague today on its plea to declare Pakistan as violator of international law for sentencing former Indian naval officer Kulbhushan Jadhav to death.
A senior official of the legal and treaties division of the External Affairs Ministry will hand over the memorial. New Delhi is expected to highlight the denial of consular access to Jadhav which is a violation of the Vienna Convention. Pakistan has rejected India’s request for consular access 18 times.
India went before the UN judicial body to ask for an immediate ruling to stay the execution order passed by a Pakistani military tribunal against Jadhav who was convicted for espionage. ICJ had restrained Pakistan from executing Jadhav in May this year.