Skip to comments.Mexico says US defying world court order, asks court to stop execution of Mexicans
Posted on 06/06/2008 8:22:20 AM PDT by AuntB
AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (AP) - Mexico has appealed to the U.N.'s highest court to seek a stay of execution for Mexican citizens on death row in the United States.
It argues that U.S. authorities have failed to comply with an earlier ruling ordering a review of their trials.
The 2004 ruling said the prisoners' rights were violated since they were denied contact with the Mexican consulate before being tried.
The International Court of Justice said Mexico on Thursday asked the court for an "interpretation" of its 2004 judgment to clarify that the U.S. government must actually see the cases are reviewed.
The U.S. Supreme Court has denied hearing a Texas inmate's appeal based on the World Court's ruling.
His execution is set for Aug. 5.
Copyright 2008 The Associated Press.
Don't forget, Mexico has a habit of voting against USA interests at the UN...like the war in Iraq.
They shouldn’t worry. No matter who gets elected this time out, they’ll have a lackey....er “friend” in Washington.
Hey, hombre, you come to America and kill someone...our slogan, “Go to Hell”, applies both figuratively to you who are trying to get the UN involved in changing our system (and to the UN officials as well), and literally to those who do the crime. Particaularly in Tejas!
Someone needs to tell him that it’s U.S. of America and not U.N.
Keep your criminals home, Mexico, and you won’t have to worry about it.
If they commit heinous crimes here they can die here. The UN can play its games all day long an accomplish nothing. Has there ever been in the history of the world such an overinflated utterly useless purely political world body?
some commentary on yesterday’s thread also.
So a child born to a Mexican mother is actually considered to be born in Mexico?After all, she is a Mexican, so wherever she gives birth, that is Mexico. So the baby is NOT a US citizen, after all. Presidente Calderon may have solved a thorny legal issue for us. No more anchor babiers. Deport them!
...meanwhile, I would watch the "Texas inmate" get the needle on tv if possible.
If true, then good for us.
The prosecutor made a plea bargain. You plead guilty and we send you back to Mexico, no jail time, because we don't want your daughter to have to testify at a trial.
I like the way you think.
Too bad! Chief Justice John Roberts has already spoken! The U.N. can take a fyling leap...
"Show me just what Mohammed brought that was new, and there you will find things only evil and inhuman, such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached." - Manuel II Palelologus
Mexicans executing Mexicans would seem to be more of a problem than Americans executing Mexicans according to news reports.
Mexicans certainly have more reason to fear execution from the gun of a narco than the narcotics from the needle of an executioner.
I cannot understand why we are still part of this outdated and useless organization. It has done nothing for us, and everything against us. And the fact that it tries to (and has tried in the past) to dictate our laws and policies should be immediate grounds for our separation from it.
I would like illegal aliens to stop murdering our citizens. Mexico, please stop them.
Like comedian Ron White says...... We have the death penalty in Texas, and we USE it.
You kill someone in Texas and we kill you back!!!
This is an accurate stement... once they move in the neighborhood deteriorates into a ramshackle slum with junkyards and chop shops masquerading as car repair shops, with their offices painted bright yellow with freehand signs painted in black, in about 6 months.
I'm not sure this is factually correct. IIRC the prisoners were not denied contact with the Mexican consulate; they never requested it. In fact, I'm not sure that the nationality of the prisoners was established when they were arrested - that would be profiling, don't you know.
OTOH, the U.S. is signatory to a treaty that does require us to permit any alien to contact their consulate. It's in our best interests to hold to that treaty, as we want other countries to grant our citizens the same right in their countries. I'd like to know the facts here.
Has the "World Court" ever prohibited Mexico from aiding her citizens in invading a neighboring sovereign State?
Didn't think so.
How many divisions does the World Court have to enforce its megalomania?
Only partially tongue in cheek:
Why would that be dumb? Mexico has called the tune for the law and politicians here in the United States for many years.
I guess the Mexicans haven’t figured we do not recognize the World Court....yet......
We’ll recognize it after Obama is elected.
My thoughts exactly!
IIRC, We were supposed to tell them that they could contact the Mexican consulate, which did not happen.
This is one that Obama and McCain may recognize. Both are suspect on this one, as we found out Bush is.
“Can someone help me out here?
Has the “World Court” ever prohibited Mexico from aiding her citizens in invading a neighboring sovereign State?
Didn’t think so.”
Actually, I believe under Nafta, Mexico asked to make a ruling that Mexico’s citizens have the right to be here under ‘free trade’. They have complained before and they will again if they don’t get all they want.
“Every time the U.S. abandons the track of international cooperation, we have a big controversy,” Mexico’s Szekely said. The United States has an obligation to its international treaties, such as the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade and the North American Free Trade Agreement, he said, that supersedes its domestic law.”
I knew it! I just knew it! I can read minds! Be forewarned and don’t think bad things.
But on a lighter note, Mexico has innocent people being gunned down every day and the Mexican gov. well knows that in the U.S. a death sentence is more like a life sentence without parole.
I live in Houston, Texas and the inmate was part of a gang that gang raped and murdered two teen girls. Three of the murder/rapists missed the death penalty because of age. One was executed and now we are awaiting the execution of the ringleader.
Having a teenage daughter, I will not soon forget that horrible day when they found the bodies of the victims.