Monday, December 01, 2008

President-Elect Obama: 100 Days to Demonstrate Commitment to Human Rights

Excellent Petition - walk the walk, don't just talk the talk!

"To: President-Elect Obama
We petition that…
You can bring to an end the previous administration's seven-year assault on human rights.

I call on you to demonstrate your commitment to justice by:

1. Announcing the timeline to close Guantanamo
2. Issuing an executive order to ban torture and other ill-treatment as defined under international law
3. Ensuring that an independent inquiry into the USA's detention and interrogation practices in its 'war on terror' is set up

These are three key steps on Amnesty International's checklist for your first 100 days in office. You can counter terror with justice. We are counting on you
Sincerely,
The Undersigned"

1 comment:

Ayanna Samuels said...

love it! couldn't agree more!