Doe v. Holder, No. 12-3779 (2d Cir. 2014)Annotate this Case
Petitioner, a native and citizen of Ghana, pled guilty to an information including a count related to his heroin smuggling activities. Petitioner then cooperated with federal agents to arrange a controlled delivery of the heroin to another individual in this country. Petitioner sought relief under the protection of witnesses provision of the United Nations Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime (CATOC), T.I.A.S. 13127, 2225 U.N.T.S. 209. The court held that the protection of witnesses provision was not self-executing and the relief petitioner sought could not be enforced by the BIA, the district court, or this court.