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The Case of Avram Nika

Nevada rarely carries out the death penalty but one man sitting on death row has some unusual advocates - his native country of Serbia. The country's government is asking a Nevada court to overturn the death penalty on the grounds that Nika was not given consular assistance under the Vienna Convention. The United States Supreme Court has refused to overturn capital punishment because consular officials were not brought in but this case has special circumstances that Nika spoke no English and came from an unusual ethnic group - the Roma.
 
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Chris Blakesley, Prof, Boyd School of Law, UNLV

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Thursday, August 18, 2011