May 5, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
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 a ruling from the International Court of Justice ...[read more]
January 19, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On January 19, 2009, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that the US had violated the court's March 2004 order when the state of Texas executed Jose Ernesto Medellin Rojas. The ICJ held in Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) that the US had breached ...[read more]
January 19, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) Monday ruled that the United States violated the court's March 2004 order when the state of Texas executed Jos Ernesto Medellin Rojas in August last year. The ICJ held in Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States of America) that... ...[read more]
January 19, 2009
by Michael
Mexico v. United States of America, International Court of Justice, January 19, 2009. Read the full text of the judgment. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here... ...[read more]
August 6, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
The state of Texas executed Mexican national Jose Ernesto Medellin late Tuesday evening after the US Supreme Court narrowly refused to stay his sentence. Medellin's appeal was based on a July order by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which had attempted to halt his execution and manda... ...[read more]
July 25, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Richard C. Dieter: There is no question that treaties that have been signed and ratifed by the U.S. government are the law of the land and can be binding on states with the same force as federal law. The U.S. is bound by the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and by the deci... ...[read more]
July 25, 2008
by Andrew Wood
Bryan McCann: Two years ago, a fellow anti-death penalty activist and I participated in a public debate on the University of Texas campus with the Young Conservatives of Texas (YCT). No one was surprised when the YCT's first plan of attack was to read- verbatim- a detailed account of t... ...[read more]
July 18, 2008
by Kiely Lewandowski
Texas Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that Texas will go forward with the August 5 execution of a Mexican national despite an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order staying the execution. The ICJ ordered Wednesday that a mandated review be conducted to determine whether five Mexican ...[read more]
June 19, 2008
by Andrew Gilmore
Mexico has asked the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for assistance in stopping the Texas executions of five of its citizens, including Jose Ernesto Medellin, who is scheduled to be executed August 5. In hearings scheduled for Thursday, Mexico will ask the ICJ to rule on its request for ...[read more]
May 5, 2008
by Brett Murphy
A Texas court Monday set the execution date for Mexican national and Texas prisoner Jose Ernesto Medellin for August 5, after the US Supreme Court ruled in March that President George W. Bush did not have the authority to direct state courts to comply with a ruling from the International Court of ...[read more]

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