Skip to comments.Texas Execution Broke International Law, Says U.N. Official
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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He had his chance.
BS! Get the frakin UN out of the US NOW!!! =.=
Well, the killer broke Texas law.
Sorry biatch. U.S. law trumps “international law”. We’re a sovereign country. (At least for now).
Sounds like somebody’s messin’ with Texas.
I think the UN should protest by taking their offices out of the US to somewhere in the mid Congo.
A little warning shot across Obama's bow from the guys in black?
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.
The UN doesn’t have any right to exist under Texas Law and needs to be put out of its misery ASAP.
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.
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.
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.
Then the UN should invade Texas! The fight for the freedom of humanity should begin there. Destroy the UN, then march to Washington.
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