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Texas executes Mexican national despite international pressure
Texas officials on Wednesday executed Rubén Cárdenas Ramírez, a Mexican national who was convicted in 1998 for the kidnap, rape and murder of his 16-year-old cousin, despite international pressure. The US Supreme Court had denied a writ of certiora (More)
UN rights expert condemns murder of Colombia journalist
UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) chief Irina Bokova on Tuesday condemned the brutal murder of Colombian journalist Luis Carlos Peralta Cuéllar, urging authorities to bring the perpetrator to justice. Bokova, who is man (More)
UN rights expert condemns journalist killings
The head of the UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) , Irina Bokova , on Monday condemned the killings of Mexican journalist Moisés Sánchez Cerezo and Japanese freelancer Kenji Goto. Moisés Sánchez Cerezo was the owner and (More)
Colombia transfers inmates to solve prison overcrowding problem
The Colombia Ministry of Justice on Friday announced a new initiative to solve the problem of overcrowding in the nation's prisons. INPEC , Colombia's prison institute, has begun the transfer of 800 inmates [Columbia Reports report] from "La Modelo (More)
The Supremacy of International Law: A Reply to David Moore
JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says the theory that self-executing treaties are the only type of international law that is binding on states is based on an incorrect, revisionist account of US legal histor (More)
Colombia high court reinstates ex-minister's murder conviction
The Colombian Supreme Court on Wednesday reinstated the murder conviction against ex-politician Alberto Santofimio Botero for the 1989 killing of Luis Carlos Galan, a political opponent of the drug cartels. The court issued an arrest warrant [El Es (More)
Supreme Court denies stay of execution of Mexican national
The US Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the planned execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia . When Leal Garcia was arrested for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, he was denied consular access, as required by Article 36 (More)
DOJ files brief in Supreme Court to stay execution of Mexico national
The US Department of Justice Friday filed an amicus brief with the US Supreme Court in an attempt to stay the execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia . Leal Garcia's defense team filed a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court earli (More)
UN urges Texas to halt execution of Mexican national
Officials from the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) appealed to Texas Governor Rick Perry Friday to stop the execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia , alleging he did not receive a fair trial. When Leal Garci (More)
Texas set execution date for Mexican national at center of ICJ case
On May 5, 2008, a Texas court set the execution date for Mexican national and Texas prisoner Jose Ernesto Medellin for after the US Supreme Court ruled in that President George W. Bush did not have the authority to direct state courts to comply with (More)
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