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NHRC SIGNS MoU WITH CISLAC TO IMPROVE HUMAN RIGHTS

Posted: 2018-06-11


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC) to further improve human rights education and redress mechanisms of rights violations in the country.

The Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu Esq who signed the MoU on behalf of the NHRC expressed optimism that collaborating with CISLAC would further ease access to the Commission by the members of the public.

The NHRC boss welcomed CISLAC idea of forwarding human rights complaints it usually receives from the public to the Commission for the necessary action.

Ojukwu stated that NHRC is proud to partner with CISLAC considering its rising profile in the human rights community adding that this will further enhance the implementation of the Commission's mandate.

The NHRC boss further stressed that the collaboration with CISLAC would be mutually beneficial to both organizations which he noted are committed to improving accountability and transparency and addressing societal issues including human rights violations.

Executive Director, Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), Auwal Ibrahim Musa said the idea of partnering with the NHRC is to further provide basic human rights education to the citizens so as to enable them know how best to seek redress for human rights violations.

Musa who is also the Head of Transparency International (TI) in Nigeria observed that the NHRC has done very well at national, regional and international levels and that CISLAC is delighted to partner with the Commission especially now that CISLAC runs an Advocacy and Legal Advice Centre (ALAC) which according him has witnessed influx of diverse complaints especially issues of human rights violations.


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