2018 National Human Rights Commission || Press Release

NHRC, HURIDAC SIGNS MOU ON HUMAN RIGHTS

Posted: 2018-10-10


The National Human Rights Commission and Human Rights Advancement, Development and Advocacy Centre(HURIDAC) have signed an MOU in key areas to deepen the work of Human rights promotion and protection in Nigeria.

Executive Secretary NHRC ,Tony Ojukwu Esq who signed the MOU on behalf of the Commission stated that capacity building is key to repositioning the Commission to effectively discharge its mandate. Ojukwu said there is need to constantly monitor and deal with various human rights violations including electoral violence, extra-judicial killings kidnappings and gender based violence to safeguard citizens rights.

Earlier the Executive Director HURIDAC Mr Ayodele Ameen stated that the capacity gaps of staff of the Commission need to be addressed to enable them undertake research into emerging human rights challenges. Ameen challenged the Commission to leverage on artificial intelligence and social media to advance the course of Human rights promotion and protection in the country.

He stated that his organization is interested in strengthening the monitoring work of the NHRC and HURIDAC so as to ensure effective tracking,reporting and litigation of human rights violations in Nigeria.

According to him HURIDAC is interested in working with the Commission to monitor human rights violations ahead of the 2019 general elections.


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