Understanding the Jadhav Case at the International Court of Justice (India v. Pakistan)

By Oves Anwar, Director, RSIL Understanding the Jadhav Case 17th May, 2017 On Monday, both India and Pakistan presented oral arguments on provisional measures before the ICJ in the Jadhav Case (India v. Pakistan). The case has generated considerable debate as well as much confusion. This is not surprising as, outside the small community of international law experts,…

The Case for Legal Diplomacy

Ahmer Bilal Soofi, President, RSIL Edited by Jamal Aziz, Executive Director, RSIL The contemporary world order has profoundly altered the traditional notions of effective conduct of diplomacy. Today, intelligent state-craft includes strategic use of new and creative forms of diplomacy to settle disputes in the international system and achieve foreign policy objectives. Now consider, for example,…