Monday, June 27, 2011

On June 27

On this day in ...
... 2001 (10 years ago today), the International Court of Justice issued its judgment in LaGrand (Germany v. United States). The case involved 2 German-born brothers who had lived in the United States since childhood. Arizona authorities had executed the LaGrands for murder without ever having told them of their right to contact their consulate. The ICJ ruled that this breached Article 36(2) of the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and called upon the United States to review and reconsider similar cases.

(Prior June 27 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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