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Buell (Robert A.) v Mitchell (Betty), Appellate Decision, App No 99-4271, 274 F.3d 337 (6th Cir. 2001), ILDC 300 (US 2001), 30th January 2001, Court of Appeals (6th Circuit) [6th Cir.]



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Whether the death penalty, as implemented in the state of Ohio, violated international law.

Whether a rule of ius cogens could be the basis for invalidating a domestic statute.

Keywords: Capital punishment; Customary international law; Human rights, civil and political rights; Human rights, right to life; Human rights, freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment; International law and domestic law, consistent interpretation; International law and domestic law, direct effect; OAS (Organization of American States); Peremptory norms / ius cogens; Separation of powers; State practice; Treaties, reservations and declarations; Treaties, self-executing

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Subjects: Individuals and Non-state Actors ; Public International Law ; International Law ; Law

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