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Unformatted text preview: TO: President Barack Obama FROM: Romilda Justilien, University of Florida student DATE: April 19, 2010 RE: Guantanamo Bay Upon your second day as President, you bravely advocated for the closing of Guantanamo Bay. With this shift, the American public is not wholly supported by moving potential terrorist suspects inland and trying them with habeas corpus. According to Fox News, the American people and Congress do not support the detention of foreign terrorists on U.S. soil. Republicans believes that transferring them form one locale to another will not actually solve the inefficiency in the prosecution of these foreigners. Yet I believe closing Guantanamo Bay is an effective strategy to address international human rights and incur efficient judicial review of terrorist activities and violations. Upholding the 2008 Supreme Court’s ruling in Boumediene v. Bush, habeas corpus should be given to these detainees and they should not be subject to indefinite imprisonment unless there is sufficient evidence. But instead of bringing these detainees to US soil, I recommend that we create a United Nations sanctioned international prison system for terrorists to ensure human rights and effective judicial review. For now, our American judicial and criminal system can address oversight issues and fairness in the process of sentencing and inquisition methods. We must remember that America should be the leader in human rights and judicial fairness in order to send a message of unity with the United Nations and advocate fair international security measures. Many believe that the United States will be United Nations and advocate fair international security measures....
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This note was uploaded on 09/07/2011 for the course FYC 3xxx taught by Professor Na during the Fall '10 term at University of Florida.
- Fall '10