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Human rights group worried about continued abuse in some African countries

As today marks African Human Rights Day, the Human Rights Institute of SA says it’s concerned about the violation of human rights in some African countries.

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JOHANNESBURG - As today marks African Human Rights Day, the Human Rights Institute of South Africa says it’s concerned about the continued violation of basic human rights in some African countries.

The day is celebrated annually in commemoration of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights which came into force 1985.

The institute is calling for all African leaders to abide by the charter by strengthening the African human rights system.

Director Corlett Letlojane said, “All the AU states are now legally bound to make laws and comply with the rights in the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights.”

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