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Avena and other Mexican Nationals
(Mexico v. United States of America)

On January 9, 2003, Mexico initiated a case in the International Court of Justice (the 'World Court') against the United States, alleging violations of Articles 5 and 36 under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations of April 24, 1963 concerning Mexican nationals who were convicted and sentenced to death in U.S. state courts in California, Texas, Illinois, Arizona, Arkansas, Florida, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, and Oregon.

More specifically, Mexico contends that its citizens who were charged and convicted of crimes in the U.S. were not told that they had to the right to consular assistance and access under the Vienna Convention.

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Judgment    (Mexico v. United States of America)
  • Judgment   (March 31, 2004)    [PDF]
Declarations and Separate Opinions
Application to World Court (Mexico v. United States of America)

Oral Argument Transcripts (January 20, 2003 Hearings)

Source: International Court of Justice


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