Author profile: Monica Haymond

Leal’s Execution was Legal (Sort Of), But That Doesn’t Make it Right

Monica Haymond • Jul 16 2011 • Articles
The international community watched with muted anger Friday afternoon as Texas executed Mexican national Humberto Leal Garcia after the Supreme Court refused to stay his sentence. Little doubt remains that in doing so, the United States violated the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations, and this is not the first such occurrence.

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