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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

LaGrand Case (Germany v United States of America)

Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Cristina Hoss

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 21 March 2023

Habeas corpus — Capital punishment — Consular relations — Treaties, breach — Jurisdiction

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law under the direction of Professor Anne Peters (2021–) and Professor Rüdiger Wolfrum (2004–2020). 

1 LaGrand (Germany v United States of America) (hereafter ‘LaGrand Case’) may arguably have led to one of the most important judgments of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in recent decades. Not only did the ICJ state, for the first time in the history of its existence, the binding nature of provisional measures issued under Art. 41 ICJ Statute, but its judgment of 27 June 2001 also confirmed that international treaties—other than human rights instruments—may confer enforceable rights on individuals (Individuals in International Law). The LaGrand judgment...
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