099- Case concerning the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (Paraguay vs USA)

On April 3rd, 1998, the Republic of Paraguay filed before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) an application instituting proceedings against the United States of America in a dispute concerning alleged violations of the provisions of Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations. More specifically, Paraguay contended that the United States arrested, judged and sentenced to death a Paraguayan national without its consular authorities having been notified, nor having been able to intervene or represent their citizen.

Paraguay accompanied its application with a request for the indication of provisional measures to ensure that the national in question would not be executed until a decision had been rendered by the Court. The latter granted this request in its Order of April 9th, 1998.

Order of 09-04-1998.pdf

In a letter dated November 2nd, 1998, Paraguay indicated that it wished to withdraw from the proceedings and waive any action in the case. As the United States of America did not object, the Court issued an order requiring that the case be removed from the roll.

Order of 10-11-1998.pdf

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