If anything, Pakistan’s lawyers made it clear through their points that there is indeed a dispute between the parties over the interpretation and application of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
When it comes to international law, it is mutual respect for rights that is paramount.
Since the demonetisation of high denomination currency notes, foreign diplomatic missions in Delhi and other Indian cities have faced hurdles due to strict withdrawal limits and a shortage of cash.
Recent apex court judgments show a misunderstanding of the relationship between international law and domestic Indian law. Greater conceptual clarity on this is critical.
India can take Pakistan to the International Court of Justice for denying it consular access to a citizen accused of espionage.
Saudi Arabia has raised the question of immunity for its diplomat accused of rape, but it is also a matter of justice for the victims