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
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
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