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 Acting Executive Secretary - Mrs. Oti Ovrawah 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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OFFICIAL HANDOVER OF EQUIPMENT FOR DATABASE OF MISSING PERSONS IN NIGERIA


OFFICIAL HANDOVER OF EQUIPMENT FOR DATABASE OF MISSING PERSONS IN NIGERIA BY INTERNATIONAL COMMITTEE OF RED CROSS (ICRC) TO NATIONAL TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON THE ESTABLISHMENT AND MANAGEMENT OF A DATABASE OF MISSING PERSONS IN NIGERIA(NTC) AT NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION HEADQUARTERS.
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SPECIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF UN SECRETARY GENERAL FOR WEST AFRICA LAUDS NHRC-MILITARY DIALOGUE


The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General for West Africa, Mr. Mohammed Ibn Chambers has commended the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) for initiating the Human Rights- Military Dialogue saying, "it is a step in the right direction".
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