Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Vienna Convention on Consular Relations

My co-blogger Cindy Buys and I will be presenting a CLE seminar this Thursday at the mid-year meeting of the Illinois State Bar Association in Chicago.  Our topic is the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations and other bilateral treaties that require consular notice when a foreign national is arrested or detained.  The Illinois Supreme Court will consider a proposed rule in January designed to promote enforcement of the right to consular notice. The proposed rule on judicial consular notification may be found by clicking here.

Click here to download an introductory note to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Medellin v. Texas.  Click on the link, and then on "download" on any one of the five links to get the document.


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