Africa: From rhetoric to action: Seven recommendations to the 27th Summit of the African Union (10-18 July 2016)

In advance of the 27th AU Summit, Amnesty International is calling on African leaders to seize the opportunity presented by this year to move from rhetoric or symbolic gestures to concrete actions that will see the continent begin to move more rapidly towards a true human rights culture. In this regard, the organization outlines seven priority recommendations for the AU Assembly and member states. The organization also calls on the next leadership of the AU Commission, who stand to be appointed during a year dedicated to the theme of human rights in Africa, to consider these seven recommendations as priority issues for the AU Commission.

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