Nomination of a Judge Ad Hoc in the Jadhav Case
(2017-10-11) oday, the Government of Pakistan has communicated to the International Court of Justice its designation of Justice Tassaduq Hussain Jillani, a former Chief Justice of Pakistan, to be its Judge Ad hoc in the Jadhav Case.
Justice Jillani served as a Judge of the Supreme Court of Pakistan from 31st July 2004 to 11th December 2013 and subsequently as the 21st Chief Justice of Pakistan from 11th December 2013 until 5th July 2014.
The procedures of the International Court of Justice allow a party to nominate a Judge Ad hoc in circumstances where there is no Judge of the Court that has that party's nationality. Currently, there is no Judge of the Court that has Pakistani nationality; whereas Judge Bhandari from India sits as a Judge of the Court. Those appointed as Judge Ad hoc are treated as having the same authority on the Court as any of the sitting Judges.
The Court will now notify India that former Chief Justice Jillani has been nominated by Pakistan to sit as a Judge Ad hoc of the Court in the Jadhav Case.