The Commission


The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Commission Act 1995 (as amended) in line with Resolution 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member states to establish independent National Institutions for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.
The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the enhancement of the respect for and enjoyment of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research and dialogue in order to raise awareness on human rights issues.
The Executive Secretary - Mr Tony Ojukwu The Commission is headed by the Executive Secretary who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
There are six departments in the administrative structure of the Commission namely: Admin, LID, Finance and Accounts, Public Affairs and Communications, Planning, Research and Statistics, and Monitoring and External Programmes.
There are three Units under the Executive Secretary's Office, namely, the Council Secretariat, Audit and Public Interest litigation Units.
The Commission also has six zonal offices representing the six geo-political zones of the country, namely; North West Zone (Kano), North East Zone (Maiduguri), North Central (Jos), South West (Lagos), South East (Enugu) and South South (Port Harcourt).

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NIGERIAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS


NIGERIAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS
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NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

DIRECTIVE NHRC/001/2018

DIRECTIVES ON TREATMENT OF ACCUSED PERSONS AND SUSPECTS BY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS.

This directive is issued in fulfillment of the mandate of the Commission to, deal with all matters relating to the promotion and protection of human rights, do all such things that are incidental, necessary or conducive or expedient for the performance of its functions and to carry out all such other functions as are necessary or expedient for the performance of its functions under the Enabling Act as amended. Read More...

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