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An American Dilemma: International Law, Capital Punishment, and Federalism

ISBN13: 9781137270368
Published: June 2015
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £63.00

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An American Dilemma examines the issue of capital punishment in the United States as it conflicts with the nation's obligations under the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. In a number of high profile cases, foreign nationals have been executed after being denied their rights under the Vienna Convention. The International Court of Justice has ruled against the United States, but individual states have chosen to defy international law. The Supreme Court has not resolved the question of legal remedies for such breaches.

Public International Law, Other Jurisdictions , USA
1. Introduction
2. American Exceptionalism
3. Legal Framework
4. The Execution of a Foreign National: Angel Breard
5. The Execution of a Foreign National: Joseph Stanley Faulder
6. The Execution of Two Foreign Nationals: Karl and Walter LaGrand
7. Avena and the Case of Jose Medellin
8. Sovereignty and Federalism
9. The Execution of a Foreign National: Humberto Leal Garcia and After