From Breard to Atkins to Malvo: Legal Incompentency and Human Rights Norms on the Fringes of the Death Penalty

55 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2012

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

This article, by Professor Linda Malone, explores nations claims that the United States was violating international law human rights and treaty obligations concerning the death penalty. Nations brought claim to US courts in Republic of Paraguay v. Allen, the LaGrand Case, and Avena and Other Mexican Nationals. At the same time as these claims were being brought, unrelated, but significant, developments were occurring in the US Supreme Court.

Keywords: death penalty, criminal law

Suggested Citation

Malone, Linda A., From Breard to Atkins to Malvo: Legal Incompentency and Human Rights Norms on the Fringes of the Death Penalty (2004). William & Mary Bill of Rights, Vol. 13, No. 363, 2004. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2168396

Linda A. Malone (Contact Author)

William & Mary Law School ( email )

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P.O. Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187-8795
United States

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