KHARTOUM, April 4 (Xinhua) -- African judicial leaders called on Tuesday here for establishment of an African Court of Justice to act as reference for conflict resolution.
The appeal was filed at the first meeting of the African Conference of Chief Justices and President of Supreme Courts, which issued a Khartoum Declaration.
The declaration also called for establishment of an African Arbitration Center for Dispute Resolution among African states in accordance with legal frameworks.
It further urged for formation of an effective African judicial alliance and enhancing the judicial cooperation to ensure the rule of law and independence of the judiciary.
The declaration stressed the conference outcomes relating to the scientific and legal topics which included the African experience in conflict resolution, independence of the judiciary, transnational crimes and development of the judicial system mechanisms.
It also urged necessary measures to enhance the role of the African judiciary combating corruption, terrorism and extremism.
Representatives of 34 African countries attended the conference, which started sessions on Sunday, while China, India and Indonesia participated as monitors.