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The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Commission Rights 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 Executive Secretary - Mr Tony Ojukwu The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the respect and enjoyment of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research, and dialogue in order to raise awareness on Human Rights issues.
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The National Human Rights Commission is currently headed by the Executive Secretary, Anthony Okechukwu Ojukwu Esq. Who is also the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

There are 13 Departments in the administrative structure of the Commission namely:• Human Rights Institute, • Human Rights Education & Promotion, • Civil & Political Rights, • Economic Social & Cultural Rights, • Women, Children & Vulnerable Groups, • Legal Services & Enforcement, • Human Resource Management, • Corporate Affairs & External Linkages Directorate, • Reform Co-ordination & Service Improvement, • Planning, Statistics & Documentation, • Directorate of Procurement, • Monitoring Department.

There are 4 functional units in the Commission, they include: • Council Secretariat, • Internal Audit, • Complaints Registry, • Information and Communication Technology.

The NHRC presently has State offices in all 36 states of the country and the FCT.

NHRC News Update (112) Paged

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NHRC ENGAGES MONITORS ON IDPs POLITICAL PARTICIPATION


Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission Tony Ojukwu Esq, has said the Commission and relevant agencies are working assiduously to ensure that the rights of Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) to participate in governance and electoral processes are realized.
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NHRC TASKS BORNO STATE GOVERNMENT ON PROTECTION OF IDPs


The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has called on the Borno State government to intensity more efforts in protecting the rights of the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the State.
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