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Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law [MPEPIL]

Avena and Other Mexican Nationals Case (Mexico v United States of America)

Pierre-Marie Dupuy, Cristina Hoss

From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2015. All Rights Reserved.date: 11 August 2020

Consular relations — Gross violations — Responsibility of states

Published under the auspices of the Max Planck Foundation for International Peace and the Rule of Law under the direction of Rüdiger Wolfrum.

1 At first sight Avena and Other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v United States of America) (hereafter ‘Avena Case’) presents similarities with another case before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) known as the LaGrand Case (Germany v United States of America). Both cases were filed against the US for alleged violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963) (‘VCCR’). On 9 January 2003 one and a half years after the judgment in the LaGrand Case had been issued, Mexico instituted proceedings before the ICJ against the US for violations of the VCCR...
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