Court rules against US over executions

Johannes Schneider Johannes.Schneider at gmx.net
Wed Jun 27 06:49:38 MDT 2001


>From the BBC:

Wednesday, 27 June, 2001, 11:23 GMT 12:23 UK
Court rules against US over executions
The World Court has ruled against the United States for ignoring the
international legal rights of two German-born brothers executed for murder
in Arizona.
Germany filed a case with the court, arguing that US officials had violated
the Vienna Convention by not informing German consular officials of the
arrest and conviction of the brothers.
Germany said that meant a denial of consular representation that might have
saved their lives.

Full text:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/americas/newsid_1410000/1410140.stm




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