#1 US set to execute Mexican in defiance of international court
08-05-2008, 04:49 PM
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US set to execute Mexican in defiance of international court
"The US Supreme Court Has ruled That the International Court Has No Jurisdiction In This Country !"
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon issued a last-minute appeal to the United States Tuesday to halt the scheduled execution of a Mexican national sentenced to death for murder in defiance of an International Court of Justice (ICJ) order.
Jose Ernesto Medellin, 33, was due to be executed by lethal injection at 2300 GMT in the state of Texas. He was convicted of the 1993 rape and murder of two teenagers and is one 51 Mexican nationals on death row in the United States.
Medellin was sentenced to die for the rape and murder of two teenage girls -- aged 14 and 16 respectively -- in 1993 in Houston. The girls happened upon Medellin, who was 19 at the time, as he was engaged in a street gang initiation rite.
Less than 12 hours before Medellin's planned execution, Ban called on the US government to abide by an ICJ ruling calling for the executions of all Mexican nationals to be suspended.
"All decisions and orders of the International Court of Justice must be respected by states," Ban warned on local television in Mexico City where he was attending a world AIDS conference.
08-05-2008, 05:04 PM
WTF is an "International Court"? That should be an oxymoron like "government intelligence", "Priority Mail", or "Smart Blonde Chick".
But seriously, screw the "international court".**** Obama and **** you too.
08-05-2008, 05:28 PM
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International Court of Justice
The International Court of Justice (known colloquially as the World Court or ICJ; French: Cour internationale de Justice) is the primary judicial organ of the United Nations.
Established in 1945 by the UN Charter, the Court began work in 1946 as the successor to the Permanent Court of International Justice. The Statute of the International Court of Justice, similar to that of its predecessor, is the main constitutional document constituting and regulating the Court. The ICJ should not be confused with the International Criminal Court, which also potentially has "global" jurisdiction.
The United States withdrew from compulsory jurisdiction in 1986, and so accepts the court's jurisdiction only on a case-to-case basis.
08-05-2008, 10:23 PM
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Anyone know when the execution takes place? I have to break open a champagne bottle at that moment.
08-05-2008, 11:07 PM
Maybe they could appease Mexico by catering to their cultural heritage.
They could kill the guy by cramming him full of candy and then suspending him from a rope while kids beat him to death with sticks.
Plus it would be festive!
08-05-2008, 11:10 PM
The best info I have is 11 CST.
08-05-2008, 11:21 PM
HUNTSVILLE, TX -- Texas has executed Mexican-born condemned prisoner Jose Medellin for the 1993 rape-slayings of two teenage Houston girls.
The state carried out the execution late Tuesday night after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his request for a reprieve in a split vote. Medellin, 33, claimed he was denied treaty-guaranteed help from the Mexican consulate when he was arrested.
His execution, the fifth this year in the nation's busiest capital punishment state, attracted international attention because of the claims although Texas authorities said he never invoked his consular rights until four years after he was arrested. By then, he had been convicted and condemned of participating in the fatal attack of Elizabeth Pena, 16, and Jennifer Ertman, 14.
08-05-2008, 11:24 PM
DU didn't even have a countdown!
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