Case note: "Avena and other Mexican nationals (Mexico v. United States of America)"

Natalie Klein

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"Avena and Other Mexican Nationals" was the third in a trilogy of cases submitted to the International Court of Justice (the "Court") against the United States for violations of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (the "Vienna Convention"}. In Avena, Mexico alleged that the United States had violated Mexico's rights and those of 52 Mexican nationals under Article 36 of the Vienna Convention. Article 36 sets out the right of foreign nationals to be informed immediately of their right to contact their consulate and the right of the consulate to be notified immediately of the detention of their nationals by the receiving state. Article 36 further requires states parties to give full effect to these requirements in their domestic law.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-157
Number of pages15
JournalAustralian International Law Journal
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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