Thursday, September 24, 2009

US Library of Congress: Removal of Zelaya from Power LEGAL

It seems these days that Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama might need to do some serious backpeddling now that this independent organization seems to be at odds with their conclusions. 

The report stated emphatically that the removal of Zelaya from power was legal according to the Honduran Constitution. 

Aaron Shock, Congressman for Illinois stated that it is unconcionable that Hillary Clinton try to force a government to go against their own laws by cutting off aid to the country and visas.  He recommended that the US government change its stance, restore aid and visas immediately as well as send election observers to observe the elections in Honduras. 

They did state that it was illegal to remove Zelaya from the country according to the Honduran constitution.  This is something that most of the country agrees with to some extent except that it also includes a state of necessity that cannot be explained unless you have lived in Honduras and understand our prison systems...then you would know that keeping him in prison would not have worked therefore he was removed from the country for not only the safety of the country but his safety as well.

The report was written by Norma C. Gutierrez, a Senior Foreign Law Specialist in Central America. Among its conclusions is that: "The Supreme Court of Honduras has constitutional and statutory authority to hear cases against the President of the Republic and many other high officers of the State, to adjudicate and enforce judgments, and to request the assistance of the public forces to enforce its rulings."

Report can be read here


K said...

Here is a link from the report generated by what is called the "Law Library of Congress" Directorate of Legal Research, August 2009:

If this is not permanent URL, the document can be found by searching for the file number 2009-002965

LaGringaSPS said...

yes, I have it. I had given a link to his page originally and thank you for the actual link.
It has been a long few days..yesterday I spent seven hours in line at a grocery store and my husband spent three hours in the gas station lines and about two hours in the bank line