Friday, March 11, 2005

U.S. pulls out of Optional Protocol

The U.S. has announced its intention to withdraw from the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention. This has death penalty ramifications in that foreign citizens who are arrested in the U.S. and charged with capital murder will not have the legal right to consult with their embassies or consulates.

Carrie over at Lonely Abolitionist has blogged on this.

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