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The Michael Domingues Case: Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Report No. 62/02, Case 12.285, Michael Domingues/United States, Oct. 22, 2002

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The Michael Domingues Case: Report of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Inter-American Commission on Human Rights

Report No. 62/02, Case 12.285, Michael Domingues/United States, Oct. 22, 2002

Facts

Michael Domingues (defendant) was convicted in Nevada state court of two murders. Domingues committed the murders when he was 16 years old. Despite his age at the time of the murders, Domingues was sentenced to death. Domingues filed a petition with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, arguing that there was a jus cogens norm in international law prohibiting execution of juvenile offenders. The United States argued that there was no evidence to support that the international prohibition of the execution of juveniles had reached the ubiquity and force of the prohibitions on, for example, piracy and genocide.

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