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European Assembly Committee Votes for Creation of International Court on Human Rights

A decision to create an international court for human rights was adopted here last night by the leading committee of the European Consultative Assembly following a long discussion. The decision was approved by a vote of 13 to 7. The opponents argued that no international court is needed in view of the fact that national courts in each country can enforce the human rights charter.

The committee also voted for the establishment of a commission of inquiry to deal with questions concerning the violation of human rights. This commission will refer its cases to the international court with the aim of enforcing a proposed twelve-point bill of rights by each of the member states of the Council of Europe.