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Litigation Before the International Court of Justice in Mexico v. United States

Please join

Dorsey & Whitney and
Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights’ Death Penalty Project

for the second of our bi-monthly lunchtime speaker series:

Litigation Before the International Court of Justice in Mexico v. United States

presented by

Sandra Babcock

Thursday, November 13, 2003, 12:00-1:00 P.M.


Dorsey & Whitney
Seattle Room, 15th Floor
50 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

This brown bag presentation will provide an overview of the proceedings before the ICJ and will discuss prospects for enforcing any favorable judgment in U.S. courts. The discussion will also touch on the relevance of international law in capital proceedings involving U.S. citizens. Application for one CLE credit will be made.

Speaker biography

SANDRA BABCOCK is an attorney in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Over the last decade, she has been a leading advocate for the application of international human rights norms in domestic criminal proceedings, particularly in death penalty cases. She has argued before the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, the Inter-American Court on Human Rights, and the International Court of Justice. Currently, she directs the Mexican Capital Legal Assistance Program, a pioneering project funded by the Government of Mexico to assist its nationals in capital cases at trial and on appeal. Through this Program, she has provided litigation support to attorneys in over 80 capital cases involving Mexican nationals, and routinely appears as Mexico’s counsel in state and federal courts around the country. She is also Mexico’s counsel in the case of Avena and other Mexican Nationals (Mexico v. United States), a case brought by Mexico in the International Court of Justice on behalf of 54 Mexican nationals on death row under the Optional Protocol to the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. Ms. Babcock has written several articles on the subject of international law and the death penalty. She received her B.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in 1986, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1991.

Please R.S.V.P. to Rose Park at Minnesota Advocates for Human Rights by Wednesday, November 12th.
Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 106  Email: [email protected]


 Summary of Remarks  
(Litigation Before the International Court of Justice in Mexico v. United States)