Latin America and the International Court of Justice

These days I am writing a chapter for a book that Jean-Marc Sorel (U Paris I) and Paula Wojcikiewicz Almeida (Escola de Dereito, Rio de Janeiro) are putting together on contributions to international law of Latin American states through litigation before the ICJ. My chapter is on Mexico, and, specifically, on the infamous Avena case. I guess it takes an unorthodox American to write a balanced assessment of that case!