Well, let's flip it around. Would we want American citizens in a foreign nation to be tried by the courts in that nation without the possibility of any aid from the United States Government
? I think not. Nor should we expect the citizens of other nations to do without such aid from their governments.
This is not new, by the way:
It was the second time the highest U.N. court has ruled the United States broke the 1963 Vienna Convention, which protects foreigners accused of serious crimes. In 2001, Arizona ignored a court order to stay the execution of a German citizen.
Even the Federal government agrees:
U.S. officials will study the decision carefully, said State Department spokesman Adam Ereli, adding that the United States has tried to comply with the requirement that consular access be granted to Mexican and other citizens detained on U.S. soil.
I suspect the states will laugh at the International Court of Justice, to my shame.