09 Jul '11, 2am

United Nations: Texas Violated International Law with Texas Execution

United Nations: Texas Violated International Law with Texas Execution

“U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay accused the United States of breaking international law when Texas executed Mexican citizen Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. Thursday night. The execution sparked controversy after the International Court of Justice in the Hague determined in 2004 that the U.S. had violated the Vienna Convention when officials failed to tell foreign inmates about their right to visit their consular officials. But the U.S. Supreme Court voted yesterday that Texas could go ahead with the execution, even over the objection of President Barack Obama. Pillay said today the execution ‘raises particular legal concerns’ about the fairness of the proceedings against Leal.”

Full article: http://ecolocalizer.com/2011/07/08/united-nations-texas-v...

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