The Commission


The National Human Rights Commission was established by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act, 1995, as amended by the NHRC Act, 2010, in line with the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member States to establish national human rights institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights. Its establishment is aimed at creating an enabling environment for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research and dialogue in order to raise awareness on human rights issues.
The Exscutive Secretary - Prof Bem Angwe 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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Prof. Bem Angwe receives Her Excellency the Child President of Nigeria Ms Zainab Mohammed

Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof. Bem Angwe receives Her Excellency the Child President of Nigeria Ms Zainab Mohammed who was on a visit to the Commission with her entourage to present a petition against the rape of a 4yrs old girl by her school proprietor. Read More...

DIALOGUE BETWEEN THE NIGERIAN ARMY AND THE COMMISSION TO PROMOTE A HARMONIOUS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE NIGERIAN MILITARY AND CIVILIAN POPULACE

The National Human Rights Commission on the 15th of March, 2016 organized a dialogue to promote a harmonious relationship between the Nigerian military and civilian populace. The dialogue created an opportunity for the military to update the human rights community and other relevant government agencies on human rights concerns involving the military. Read More...

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