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International Law in Context

International Law in Context

Reparation Case, Xi’s Elevation and FATF Grey List Introduction This part of the Debates will present three issues: first is the Reparation Case of 1949 that was specifically asked in international law paper for CSS 2018; second is a brief comment on the amendment to the constitutional law of China with respect to Chinese leader Xi Jinping; and the third ... Read More »

Explaining the South China Sea Conflict, Stakes high for key players

During the past few years, global politics has seen the resurgence of an old conflict with a new intensity – the South China Sea (SCS) conflict. It is all about the contesting claims of China, the Philippines, Taiwan, Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei on sovereignty and rights in the South China Sea. Sovereignty over Paracel Islands, the Pratas Islands, Scarborough Shoal ... Read More »

The Mysterious Mr Jadhav

The Mysterious Mr Jadhav

I am not sure who Kulbhushan Jadhav is, or how he came to be in Pakistan, but my curiosity has been aroused and I’ve tried to read as widely as I can to find the answers. Alas, all I’ve ended up with is questions. The more I learn, the more they multiply. First, why does Jadhav have two passports, one ... Read More »



On 9th May 2017, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) issued a press release according to which India instituted legal proceedings before it against Pakistan with reference to its national Kulbhushan Sudhir Jadhav. With this official press release, the hitherto political and military discourse of India-Pakistan relationship was subjected to legal analysis, encompassing both international law and national law. This ... Read More »

Pakistan at the ICJ

By: Niaz A Shah It was a sensible move on Pakistan’s part to argue the case of Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) simply because it has an arguably winnable case. Pakistan needs to adopt a two-pronged strategy even if provisional measures are indicated by the ICJ. Provisional measures do not touch on merits of the case, ... Read More »

Yadav and the ICJ

By: Imaan Mazari Hazir  “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to put its shoes on”. The saying goes something like that – though different versions are attributed to different people. Information, for better or for worse, has an inherent capacity to be taken out of context and moulded to fit whatever paradigm a ... Read More »