India conveys names of two arbitrators for Kishenganga Hydro-electric Project to Pakistan

      The Government on Wednesday said that it has conveyed names of its two arbitrators in relation to Kishenganga Hydro-electric Project to Pakistan. The Ministry of External Affairs has informed that the two persons are Peter Tomka, Vice President of the International Court of Justice and Professor Lucius Caflisch, an international Legal expert of repute and Member of the International Law Commission. Replying to a query, the Vishnu Prakash, MEA's official spokesperson said: "On May 18, 2010, Government of Pakistan has instituted arbitration proceedings on the Kishenganga Hydro-electric Project, being constructed on the River Kishenganga, in Jammu & Kashmir, in terms of paragraph 2 (b) and paragraph 6 of Annexure G to the Indus Waters Treaty 1960, by appointing H.E. Mr. Bruno Simma, Judge of the International Court of Justice and Mr. Jan Paulsson, an international legal consultant, as its arbitrators for the 7-member Court of Arbitration, which is being set up in accordance with the Treaty." "As per the Treaty provision, Government of India has conveyed to Pakistan today, the names its two arbitrators," he said. He also informed: "Furthermore, Government of India has also invited Government of Pakistan for consultations regarding the appointment of three umpires, including a Chairman of the Court of Arbitration, by mutual agreement."

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