India pulled off a legal coup on Thursday May 18,2017 as the International Court of Justice stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav – the former Indian Navy officer that Pakistan alleges to be a spy – and accepted New Delhi's demand that it be given consular access to Jadhav who is currently lodged in a Pakistani jail.
Instructing Pakistan to "take all measures at its disposal" to make sure that "Jadhav is not prosecuted", the ICJ ruled in favour of India's plea and said “no execution of Jadhav should be allowed until the court disposes of the case”.
The court said it considered that Pakistan's failure to provide consular access to India was under the scope of Vienna Convention.
In another blow to Pakistan, the court said that the circumstances in which Jadhav was arrested remained "disputed"
In an important remark, the ICJ verdict said that Vienna Convention, which insists on consular access to the accused citizen, "doesn't exclude those found guilty under terror and espionage charges".