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 Executive Secretary - Mr Tony Ojukwu 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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NHRC INTERVENES INTO DEMOLITION OF GOZA MARKET, PROMISES TO PROTECT RIGHTS OF VICTIMS


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) will invite the Minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mallam Mohammed Bello over the demolition of Goza market located along the Airport road, Abuja recently.
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NHRC SEEKS PARTICIPATION OF WOMEN IN POLITICS


The Ag. Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission, Mrs Oti Ovrawah has assured the Country Director, UN Women International, Ms Comfort Lamptey on the promotion and protection of the rights of women and Nigerians as a whole when she paid a courtesy visit to the Commission.
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