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Sanchez-Llamas, American Human Rights Exceptionalism and the VCCR Norm Portal

19 Pages Posted: 1 Jun 2007  

Margaret E. McGuinness

St. John's University - School of Law

Abstract

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.

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McGuinness, Margaret E., Sanchez-Llamas, American Human Rights Exceptionalism and the VCCR Norm Portal. Lewis & Clark Law Review, Vol. 11, p. 47, 2007; U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-07. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=990084

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