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Bar Associations and Human Rights Organizations argue that the Supreme Court should reverse the judgement of the Fifth Circuit and remand this action for review and reconsideration of the violation of Mr. Medellin's Vienna Convention rights in a manner consistent with Avena. In the Avena case, the ICJ definitively interpreted the Vienna Convention as mandating specific procedural relief in the case of Mr. Medellin and fifty other Mexican death row inmates in U.S. prisons who were not informed of their right to seek consular assistance.

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