Sanchez-Llamas, American Human Rights Exceptionalism and the VCCR Norm Portal
Margaret E. McGuinness
St. John's University - School of Law
Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 11, p. 47, 2007
U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-07
This Essay examines Sanchez-Llamas v. Oregon within the line of cases challenging U.S. non-compliance with the notification requirements of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (VCCR). The VCCR litigations arose as a response to American death penalty exceptionalism. Viewed through the lens of transnational efforts to integrate international human rights norms into the United States, Sanchez-Llamas illuminates the ways in which American human rights exceptionalism - in its many forms - is being actively contested and how judges - implicitly and explicitly - respond to arguments for and against exceptionalism.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 19Accepted Paper Series
Date posted: June 1, 2007
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