The United States is obligated under international law to review and reconsider the conviction and sentence of persons who were not informed of their right to request that their Consul be notified of their arrest and to meet with him, as provided for by Article 36 of the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.
"Lagrand And Avena Establish A right, But Is There A Remedy? Brief Comments On The Legal Effect Of Lagrand And Avena In The U.S,"
ILSA Journal of International & Comparative Law: Vol. 11
, Article 14.
Available at: http://nsuworks.nova.edu/ilsajournal/vol11/iss2/14