World Court Rules For Mexicans on U.S. Death Row

The International Court of Justice in the Hague is the U.N.'s highest court, often referred to as the World Court. It issued a historic decision today in the case of 52 Mexican nationals on death row in the U.S. who alleged they hadn't been provided with their right to consular assistance pursuant to the Vienna Convention. The Court ruled that the United States violated the rights of 51 of the prisoners and ordered their cases be reviewed.

The text of the judgment is here (pdf.).

Major Kudos to Sandra Babcock, who did amazing work to get the Mexican government to file the case --after which she prepared it, argued it and won it!

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