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Texas Execution Broke International Law, Says U.N. Official
Atlantic Wire ^ | July 8, 2011 | Adam Martin

Posted on 07/09/2011 10:25:38 AM PDT by lbryce

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay accused the United States of breaking international law when Texas executed Mexican citizen Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. Thursday night. The execution sparked controversy after the International Court of Justice in the Hague determined in 2004 that the U.S. had violated the Vienna Convention when officials failed to tell foreign inmates about their right to visit their consular officials. But the U.S. Supreme Court voted yesterday that Texas could go ahead with the execution, even over the objection of President Barack Obama. Pillay said today the execution "raises particular legal concerns" about the fairness of the proceedings against Leal.

Pillay said Perry and the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles each failed to exercise consular and fair-trial obligations — spelled out under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and an International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights — that could have prevented the U.S. from breaching its obligations under international law.

Pillay cited the 2004 international court ruling "saying the U.S. must review and reconsider the cases of 51 Mexican nationals sentenced to death, including Leal's--But, she said, that never happened." Leal had been found guilty and sentenced to death for the 1994 rape and murder of a teenager.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government
KEYWORDS: capitalpunishment; execution; fairness; humbertolealgarcia; internationallaw; leal; murder; navipillay; obama; perry; rickperry; texas; un
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The UN; a wretched hive of scum and villainy.
1 posted on 07/09/2011 10:25:44 AM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce
Navi Pillay should have notified Texas of which consulate to notify when this guy was first picked up.

He had his chance.

2 posted on 07/09/2011 10:27:13 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lbryce

BS! Get the frakin UN out of the US NOW!!! =.=


3 posted on 07/09/2011 10:27:22 AM PDT by cranked
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To: lbryce

Well, the killer broke Texas law.

So there.

neener neener


4 posted on 07/09/2011 10:28:21 AM PDT by Principled (Get the capital back! NRST!)
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To: lbryce

Sorry biatch. U.S. law trumps “international law”. We’re a sovereign country. (At least for now).


5 posted on 07/09/2011 10:28:42 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: lbryce

Sounds like somebody’s messin’ with Texas.


6 posted on 07/09/2011 10:29:13 AM PDT by rogue yam
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To: lbryce

Viva Texas!


7 posted on 07/09/2011 10:29:22 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: lbryce

FUUN! FUBO!


8 posted on 07/09/2011 10:30:01 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: lbryce

9 posted on 07/09/2011 10:30:16 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Muslim Brotherhood (renames itself) the Liberty and Justice Party. NOT A JOKE.)
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To: lbryce
Correct . The only thing that matters here is, the animal is dead.
10 posted on 07/09/2011 10:30:32 AM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: lbryce

11 posted on 07/09/2011 10:30:39 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: lbryce

I think the UN should protest by taking their offices out of the US to somewhere in the mid Congo.


12 posted on 07/09/2011 10:31:48 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: lbryce
the U.S. Supreme Court voted yesterday that Texas could go ahead with the execution, even over the objection of President Barack Obama.

A little warning shot across Obama's bow from the guys in black?

13 posted on 07/09/2011 10:32:14 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: lbryce
Leal had been found guilty and sentenced to death for the 1994 rape and murder of a teenager.

Before this miserable POS bashed her head in, he raped her with a "piece of lumber." It was still sticking out of her when they found her body.

14 posted on 07/09/2011 10:32:32 AM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: lbryce

The UN doesn’t have any right to exist under Texas Law and needs to be put out of its misery ASAP.


15 posted on 07/09/2011 10:32:58 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce
Hey, UN, you can kiss my b*tt.
You'd think with all the GLBT celebrations going on at the UN these days you'd think they'd be too busy to embark on any witch hunts.
16 posted on 07/09/2011 10:33:07 AM PDT by lbryce (BHO:Satan's Evil Twin)
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To: lbryce

U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights?
Yea ol Navi Pillay can go spoon a goose. Texas is exempt because we said so, not the USSC. Though it was nice of
them to agree.


17 posted on 07/09/2011 10:34:18 AM PDT by Slambat (The right to keep and bear arms. Anything one man can carry, drive or pull.)
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To: Navi Pillay

FM: State of Texas

Subject: Humberto Garcia execution.

Dear Mr. Pillay, upon further review, we have decided to accede to your request. We have informed Mr. Garcia of our decision but he has refused to respond. In fact, he has been unresponsive for quite some time now. We suspect that he might even be dead. If so, sorry.

18 posted on 07/09/2011 10:35:33 AM PDT by JPG (Elect Sarah Palin in '12. America won't get another chance.)
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To: lbryce

Isn’t it some other country’s turn to support and subsidize this basket case? Send the bass turds to Geneva or Vienna. We don’t need them here. The UN is corrupt and totally worthless.


19 posted on 07/09/2011 10:35:37 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (When the going gets tough, the tough check themselves into "rehab".)
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To: lbryce

Then the UN should invade Texas! The fight for the freedom of humanity should begin there. Destroy the UN, then march to Washington.


20 posted on 07/09/2011 10:35:57 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (We don't need to win elections. We need to win a revolution.)
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To: lbryce

Time to tell the UN to stick it where the sun don’t shine.


21 posted on 07/09/2011 10:36:04 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: lbryce

That is why the media keeps the ‘Mexican national’ emphasis in their headlines, while ignoring the fact that the guy was an illegal alien who committed a despicable murder and rape.


22 posted on 07/09/2011 10:36:42 AM PDT by TomGuy
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To: lbryce
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Adria Sauceda Jan. 27, 1978 - May 21, 1994

Adria was found bludgeoned to death with a rock and left naked on a dirt road after being sexually assaulted with a stick

I'm sorry...I was looking at that picture and wasn't paying attention...tell me again how we "wronged Humberto"...

23 posted on 07/09/2011 10:38:30 AM PDT by txroadkill ( "The system worked" - J. Napolitano / "We're screwed!" -TxRoadkill)
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To: lbryce

Humberto chose poorly. He should have committed his vile act of barbarianism in San Fransicko. He could share a room with Charles Manson.


24 posted on 07/09/2011 10:40:02 AM PDT by crusty old prospector
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To: lbryce

True. However, in this case they could do us a service by arresting, trying and jailing the present occupant of the White House.


25 posted on 07/09/2011 10:43:02 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: muawiyah
Navi Pillay should have notified Texas of which consulate to notify when this guy was first picked up.

I thought LEOs were not, under any circumstances, ever permitted to ask about a person's immigration status, ergo there never was a duty or even a legality in pursuing the consulate option. Furthermore, hasn't this wretched Fe'ral Government also asserted that even illegal aliens have 14th Amendment protections? Equal protection under the law anyone?

26 posted on 07/09/2011 10:47:01 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: Mouton

All those freeloader High Commissioners of the UN are in Nuevo York because of the perks WE GIVE THEM. Hard to match that in the Congo or even Paris.

If we ever get a real House, Senate and Prez, that are truly conservative maybe the UN will be invited to go play somewhere else, with someone else’s money.


27 posted on 07/09/2011 10:48:20 AM PDT by dusttoyou ("Progressives" are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: lbryce

The undocumented Democrat broke US law-and from accounts I’ve read more than once or twice-raised in the USA since he was about 2 yrs old. I say Screw international law. Let them raise the dead if they want him tried differently.


28 posted on 07/09/2011 10:48:28 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
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To: crusty old prospector
Humberto chose poorly. He should have committed his vile act of barbarianism in San Fransicko. He could share a room with Charles Manson.

Hardly, he would likely be awarded a highly compensated sinecure in the mayor's office to promote diversity.

29 posted on 07/09/2011 10:50:08 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: The Theophilus
0bama sues AZ for asking for proof of citizenship.

0bama accuses TX of violating international law for not asking for proof of citizenship.

0bama is a schizophrenic nutcase.

30 posted on 07/09/2011 10:50:32 AM PDT by TigersEye (Wranglers not Levis. Levi Strauss is anti-2nd Amendment.)
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To: lbryce

UN International Law:

Guys in Blue Helmets in the Balkans turn civilians over to hostiles so they can be murdered.

Guys in Blue Helmets in Africa rape twelve year old girls without punishment.


31 posted on 07/09/2011 10:51:45 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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To: AAABEST

Considering his crimes, maybe he was a U.N. peacekeeper.


32 posted on 07/09/2011 10:52:48 AM PDT by PzLdr ("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
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Texas Execution Broke International Law, Says U.N. Official

I Don't Give A Flying Flip, says TexasNative2000

33 posted on 07/09/2011 10:53:10 AM PDT by TexasNative2000 (Uncertainty: it's the new normal)
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To: The Theophilus

The United Nations person knew or should have known this guy was in the US.


34 posted on 07/09/2011 10:53:47 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: StonyBurk
The undocumented Democrat broke US law-and from accounts I’ve read more than once or twice-raised in the USA since he was about 2 yrs old.

In the future, a Texas LEO SWAT team should simply organize a typical armed assault on whatever dwelling he is occupying and either mistake him for a house-hold pet, or claim that they "thought he had a gun".

The SWAT teams in America are nothing more than ultra-express lanes for execution of the Death Penalty for crimes typical of what this crim did, to the "crime" of simply having the wrong address on the rubber-stamped "search warrant"

35 posted on 07/09/2011 10:53:56 AM PDT by The Theophilus (Obama's Key to win 2012: Ban Haloperidol)
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To: The Theophilus

/s


36 posted on 07/09/2011 10:54:04 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: lbryce

Did Mexican citizen Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. ever break any laws that the UN recognizes?

I thought so.


37 posted on 07/09/2011 10:58:39 AM PDT by chainsaw (I'd hate to be a democrat running against Sarah Palin.)
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To: lbryce

GOOD!


38 posted on 07/09/2011 11:06:36 AM PDT by pabianice
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accused the United States of breaking international law

Yea, and sooooo what if it did. We live under the laws of the USA. Period...unless the fools in Washington move us otherwise...and we know where that's going.

39 posted on 07/09/2011 11:09:16 AM PDT by caww
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To: lbryce

As its actions in the Ivory Coast (and other locations) have established, rape and murder are values that the UN promotes.


40 posted on 07/09/2011 11:12:53 AM PDT by PAR35
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To: caww

It was a close 5-4 vote. I wonder what would have been the Texas response had it gone the other way? We are living in dangerous times.


41 posted on 07/09/2011 11:16:12 AM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: lbryce
U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay accused the United States of breaking international law when Texas executed Mexican citizen Humberto Leal Garcia Jr. Thursday night.

Long walk...short pier. KMA...ESABATM

FMCDH(BITS)

42 posted on 07/09/2011 11:16:31 AM PDT by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: lbryce

So...? No big deal.


43 posted on 07/09/2011 11:18:58 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Salvavida
We are living in dangerous times.

I'm not so certain it's going to get better any time soon. Rather this is going to continue much longer than they're projecting I fear.

44 posted on 07/09/2011 11:19:02 AM PDT by caww
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To: lbryce

So has 0bammie i my opinion.

FUUN!


45 posted on 07/09/2011 11:20:48 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: lbryce

Get us out of this den of idiots and communists. The UN is useless and can do nothing worth a damn. Kick the entire bunch of AH off our land.


46 posted on 07/09/2011 11:23:10 AM PDT by Logical me
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To: lbryce

I sure hope that an advisement of rights regarding consular officials of Kenya is given to Obama when he’s arrested.


47 posted on 07/09/2011 11:24:50 AM PDT by Gator113 (weak-coward-racist-white hating-lying-traitor= Surrender Monkey in Chief-B. Hussein Obama...)
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Well, I guess they’d better issue an arrest warrant for obama as he is the CEO of the U.S. I wouldn’t even think about cleaning my rifle in preperation of defending the scumbag from the UN.


48 posted on 07/09/2011 11:24:50 AM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: Bryanw92
Then the UN should invade Texas! The fight for the freedom of humanity should begin there. Destroy the UN, then march to Washington.

I'm a not so healthy 70 yr. old but I'd gladly fight the SOB UN if it come to that.

49 posted on 07/09/2011 11:25:11 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America.. VOTE out the RATS!)
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To: Don Corleone
the U.S. Supreme Court voted yesterday that Texas could go ahead with the execution, even over the objection of President Barack Obama. A little warning shot across Obama's bow from the guys in black?

Except for the four communists anti-American fools on the Court.

50 posted on 07/09/2011 11:26:19 AM PDT by Logical me
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