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Amnesty International Urges Establishment Of African Human Rights Court

A prominent international human rights group has called on the African Union to implement its plan to establish an African Court on Human Rights.

In a statement marking Africa Human Rights Day Thursday, London-based Amnesty International says human rights in Africa remain under severe attack.

It says armed conflicts on the continent have resulted in the massive displacement of population, arbitrary killings, abductions and forced recruitment of child soldiers.

Amnesty notes that all 53 African Union member countries have ratified the 18-year-old African Charter, which calls for the promotion and protection of human rights on the continent.

But the group says African governments have generally failed to adequately deal with human rights problems.

Some information for this report provided by AFP.