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NHRC EXPRESSES CONCERN ABOUT RISING CASES OF DRUG ABUSE

   2018-08-15


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has expressed concern about the rising cases of drug abuse/addiction in Nigeria saying inadequate policy framework and dearth of public healthcare facilities for victims have combined to worsen the situation.

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NETHERLANDS PLEDGES SUPPORT TO NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION (NHRC) FOR THE PROMOTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

   2018-08-01


The Netherlands Ambassador to Nigeria, His Excellency Robert Petri has pledged the support of his country in the implementation of the recommendation of the 2013 Universal Periodic Review to enhance the enjoyment of human rights in Nigeria.

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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS: NHRC TASKS UN ON COUNTER TERRORISM MECHANISMS

   2018-07-27


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has urged the United Nations to support efforts of the Nigerian government in establishing counter terrorism mechanisms to curb the spread of insurgency particularly in the North East.

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NHRC COLLABORATES WITH FIDA TO ESTABLISH SHELTER HOMES

   2018-07-19


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is to collaborate with International Federation of Female Lawyers (FIDA) to establish shelter homes for victims of domestic violence especially women and children.

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DETENTION FACILITIES MUST CONFORM WITH MINIMUM INT'L STANDARDS...ES NHRC

   2018-07-13


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on government agencies and institutions that manage detention facilities to ensure that all facilities under their care are kept in line with minimum standards for the keeping of such facilities.

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Women group visits NHRC, protests killings across Nigeria

   2018-07-05


The National Human Rights Commission has called on the federal government to take necessary action within the confines of the law to ensure that those who are behind the current killings in the country are brought to justice without further delay.

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2018 PRISON AUDIT: NHRC FREES 7 INMATES OF KUJE

   2018-07-03


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has freed seven inmate of Kuje, Abuja Prison who could not afford to pay their fines, as ordered by the court.

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NHRC CALLS FOR PRIORITIZATION OF CHILD RIGHTS IN NATIONAL/STATE BUDGETS

   2018-06-22


As Nigeria joins the rest of the African continent to celebrate the 2018 Day of the African Child, the Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq has called for the prioritization of child rights issues in both national and state budgets.

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FOIA NEEDS A LOT OF SENSITIZATION----NHRC


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) says a lot of sensitization needs to be done on the existence of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) as many Nigerians are not aware of their rights under the Act.
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PRESIDENTIAL PANEL ON REFORM OF SARS (2018)


CALL FOR MEMORANDA/NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

1. Owing to persistent complaints from members of the public on the activities of the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police, in particular, several allegations of human rights violations, the Federal Government of Nigeria had requested the National Human Rights Commission to constitute a Special Investigation Panel to investigate allegations of human rights violations against the Special Anti-robbery Squad of the Nigeria Police and to make appropriate recommendations on its restructuring. The Panel which shall submit its report to the Presidency within ninety (90) days of its appointment comprises the following membership:
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