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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:39 AM
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Man Wrongfully Executed (Bahama Journal)
January 24th, 2009

... Jose Ernesto Medellin Rojas .... was killed by state authorities in Texas.

Now we also know that in its unanimous ruling this Monday past, the ICJ, also known as the World Court, found "that the United States of America has breached the obligation incumbent upon it under the Order indicating provisional measures of 16 July 2008, in the case of Mr. Jose Ernesto Medellin Rojas."

... following the 2004 order by the World Court that new hearings be held for the 51 Mexicans on death row who claimed their consular rights had been violated, the Bush administration ordered Texas and the other states with such prisoners to comply with the order .... to delay any ruling by the US Supreme Court on the issue and stall precedent being set on consular rights.

In March 2005, the Bush administration then withdrew from the optional protocol to the VCCR. This meant that while remaining a signer to the Convention, the US would refuse to submit to international law to enforce it ...
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struggle4progress Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-24-09 03:50 AM
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