Is the United States a Nation of Laws?
The US was the 1st country to invoke the protocal, successfully suing Iran for taking 52 US hostages in 1979.
In March of 2004 the ICJ ruled in the Avena case (Mexico v USA) That the police had the duty to inform Avena ,As soon as they determined he was a Foreign national, In the (Avena and Other Mexican nationals ) the US violated Artical 35 obilgations 51 of 52 reviewed cases. ( 98% failure rate)
In a memorandum to the (Attorney Gereral) Bush stated that he had determined" that the US will discharge its International obligations under the decision of the International Court of Justice" and he ordered the state courts to grant review.
Texas said it would not comply with the Avena judgement.
In the case"Sorensen v City of New York,
a Danish national was not informed of her VAAR rights by the police and offical records produced revealed that over 53,000 foreign nationals were arrested in NY in 1997, But NYPB Alien Notification Log registered only 4 cases a failure rate in excess of 99 %..
However a letter on March, from C. Rice to UN Secretary General, the Administration notified the UN that the United States was withdrawing from the Optional Protocol to the VCCR.
The Executive order to review the cases still stands, the withdrawal of the USA affects future disputes, The "Avena and 50 Other Mexican National still stands."
When you go into another Nation, you are no longer covered by US law but the Nation laws that you are in ,Mexico Laws are the Napoleonic Code, "You are guilty until proven innocent"