The Right to Consular Assistance Under International Law: The LaGrand Case Before the International Court of Justice
GYIL, Vol. 42, pp. 192-241, 1999
58 Pages Posted: 5 Jun 2009 Last revised: 10 Mar 2011
Date Written: 1999
This paper, written in 1999, assesses the legal isues raised by the LaGrand case, brought by Germany against the USA in 1999. It comprehensively discusses issues which the eventual Court judgment rendered in 2001, addressed. These include: the scope of ICJ jurisdiction under the Consular Convention, the binding force of ICJ provisional measures, but most importantly, the rights of States and individuals arising under Art 36 of the Consular Convention.
Keywords: Consular Law, Consular Assistance, LaGrand case, International Court of Justice, Provisional Measures
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