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Recent Editorials on the March 2004 Decision by the International Court of Justice



April 16, 2004:     Austin American-Statesman

Miranda offers simple fix to consular rights problem


Exhibit A in how emotion can cloud reason is the political yammering over an International Court of Justice ruling that the United States had violated a treaty guaranteeing foreign criminal defendants the right to consult with their governments.

This rather simple legal matter is cloaked in too many layers of complexity.

The fact that the court's decision involved Mexican nationals convicted

International News and Developments - Previous Years

Let Saddam Live

Washington Post
By Richard Cohen
Thursday, December 18, 2003

 

International Influence on the Death Penalty in the U.S.

 
International Influence on the Death Penalty in the U.S.
By Richard C. Dieter

From: Foreign Service Journal, October 2003

Richard Dieter is Executive Director of the Death Penalty Information Center. A graduate of Georgetown University Law Center, he also teaches capital punishment law at Catholic University Law School.

Amnesty International: Violation of the Rights of Foreign Nationals Under Sentence of Death

AI INDEX: AMR 51/01/98 (Published in 1998)

More than 60 foreign citizens representing 22 nationalities are under sentence of death in the United States of America (USA). In virtually every case, the arresting authorities failed to notify detained foreigners of their right to communicate with their consular representatives. As a consequence, foreign nationals confronted by an unfamiliar legal system were tried and sentenced to death without the benefit of the crucial support from the authorities of their native countries. Since 1993, the United States has

Twenty Years of Capital Punishment: A Re-evaluation

Death Penalty Information Center by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center June 1996

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
The Continuation of Racial Discrimination

American Foreign Servicemen's brief regarding Mental Retardation and the Death Penalty

Brief No. 00-8727

IN THE
Supreme Court of the United States
OCTOBER TERM, 2000

ERNEST PAUL MCCARVER,
Petitioner,
v.
STATE OF NORTH CAROLINA,
Respondent.

ON WRIT OF CERTIORARI TO THE
SUPREME COURT OF NORTH CAROLINA

BRIEF OF AMICI CURIAE DIPLOMATS MORTON ABRAMOWITZ, STEPHEN W. BOSWORTH, STUART E. EIZENSTAT, JOHN C. KORNBLUM, PHYLLIS E. OAKLEY, THOMAS R. PICKERING, FELIX G. ROHATYN, J. STAPLETON ROY, AND FRANK G. WISNER IN SUPPORT OF PETITIONER


STANLEY S. HERR
UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND SCHOOL OF LAW
515 W. Lombard Street

International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

 

A Response to the Initial Report of the United States  to the United Nations

Ford Foundation Symposium

October 17, 2000

by Richard C. Dieter, Esq. Executive Director, Death Penalty Information Center

 

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