The Question of Kashmir in International Law
September 24, 2020, 1100-1300 hrs (pst)
Concept Note of the webinar:
On 5th August, 2019, ten days before its 72nd Independence, India ripped the special status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) by revoking Articles 35-A and 370 of its own Constitution. Later, it amended more than 100 State laws in violation of the United Nations Charter, United Nations Security Council Resolutions, Law of Occupation, principles of International Human Rights & International Humanitarian Law, and Customary International Law.
Unfortunately, the international legal system is tangled with international power politics. It is, thus, important to untangle the two aspects to fully comprehend the legal aspects of the issue. India has certain obligations under international Conventions, Bi-lateral Agreements, Unilateral Statements, its Constitution and Customary Law. However, India continues to violate these obligations and is committing grave violations of International Law.
To deliberate on the aforementioned aspects of the Kashmir issue, IPRI is organizing a Webinar titled, “The Question of Kashmir in International Law”, on September 24, 2020 on Zoom. A panel of distinguished International Law experts will participate in the webinar to enrich the discussion.
Themes of the webinar:
1. Mr. Taimur Malik
Indian policies and practices in the IIOJK in the light of prevailing international law: A review of post 5th August scenario
2. Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi
President of the Research Society of International Law
3. Mr. Shayan Ahmed
Human Rights Violation and Legal Recourse
4. Dr. Saadia Zahoor
Kashmir and International Judicial/Legal Institutions
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