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Sixteen years have passed since the <a href="http://www.ibnlive.com/news/india/pakistani-army-punctured-eyes-cut-off-genital-and-limbs-of-captain-saurabh-kalia-and-his-soldiers-after-capturing-them-999802.html" target="_hplink">alleged torture death</a> of Captain Saurabh Kalia at the hands of Pakistani soldiers during the Kargil War of 1999. Kalia's father has garnered tremendous support for his online petition urging the Indian government to take the case to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). So far, though, the government has refused to budge, stating that such a move would be "impractical". Here I will attempt to succinctly provide an overview of international law as it applies in this case, as well as its limitations.