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Mexico's World Court case against US on executions

[JURIST] In public hearings Tuesday before the International Court of Justice [official website] at The Hague, Mexico is set to claim that the US is in breach of its obligations under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations [text] by trying, convicting, sentencing to death and holding on death row in 10 states 54 Mexican nationals without informing them of their right to consular assistance. Mexico asks that the Court order the United States to restore the status quo ante (in effect, to release the prisoners). Read a summary of Mexico's case [ICJ press release], and its full application [PDF text] to the ICJ.

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