Supreme Court denies stay of execution of Mexican national

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday refused [opinion, PDF] to stay the planned execution of Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia [advocacy website]. When Leal Garcia was arrested for the rape and murder of a 16-year-old girl, he was denied consular access, as required by Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations [text, PDF]. There was then a hearing in the International Court of Justice (ICJ), which held [judgment, PDF] that Leal Garcia and other Mexican…

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