Agency: Quiet Storm
Client: Amnesty International
The inauguration of US President-elect Barack Obama on 20 January will be accompanied by widespread expectation of change, says Amnesty International.
The human rights charity has launched this new advert, First 100 Days, as it asks the President-elect to take concrete steps to demonstrate his commitment to international human rights.
Since the attacks on the USA on 11 September 2001, the US authorities have authorised and justified human rights violations in the name of national security: illegal transfers and detentions; enforced disappearance; torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment.
The new administration and Congress must break with the past, says the charity. President-elect Obama has already said that he will close Guantánamo and end torture.
Amnesty International is also asking President Obama to ban torture and other ill-treatment, as defined under international law and ensure an independent commission of enquiry in US ‘war on terror’ abuses is set up in his first 100 days in office.
Visit www.obama100day.org today, sign the petition and support the challenge for Obama.
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