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2017 INT'L DAY IN SUPPORT OF TORTURE VICTIMS: NHRC TASKS LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ON MODERN INVESTIGATION PROCEDURES

   2017-06-26


As Nigeria joins the rest of the world to commemorate the 2017 International Day in support of victims of torture, the National Human Rights Commission is calling on the security agencies to eschew all forms of torture and degrading treatments in their operations and embrace modern techniques of investigation.

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DAY OF AFRICAN CHILD: NHRC SEEKS DE-RADICALISATION OF CHILD SUICIDE BOMBERS, INCREASED PRIORITISATION OF CHILDREN'S RIGHTS IN NATIONAL BUDGET

   2017-06-19


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has advocated for de-radicalisation of children who were armed and manipulated to serve as suicide bombers for the Boko Haram insurgents to enable them live a normal life.

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NHRC CAUTIONS NIGERIAN IMMIGRATION SERVICE OVER DISCRIMINATORY CRITERIA FOR RECRUITMENT EXERCISE

   2017-06-09


The National Human Rights Commission has called on the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) to withdraw the portion of its advertisement for vacancies into the Nigeria Immigration Service which discriminates against persons with disability and pregnant women.

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NHRC CONDEMNS ALLEGED QUIT NOTICE ON IGBO, SAYS IT AMOUNTS TO HATE SPEECH

   2017-06-08


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has condemned in strong terms the reported statement credited to Arewa Youth that all Igbo people residing in the northern part of the country should vacate before October 1st 2017.

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NHRC SEEKS MORE SUPPORT FOR NIGERIAN CHILDREN

   2017-05-26


As Nigeria marks the 2017 Children's Day, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is calling on government at all levels to accord priority to provision of accessible and qualitative education for all children in the country so as to enable them attain their full potentials in life.

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ALLEGED DISOBEDIENCE OF COURT JUDGMENT IN GOMBE: NHRC ENSURES REINSTATEMENT OF EMIR OF AKKO, ALH. BABA AHMED

   2017-05-22


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is calling on constituted authorities, organizations and individuals not to disobey court judgments concerning them so as to avoid unnecessary friction that may result in further violation of the law and human rights in the society. This becomes necessary as the Commission has been receiving complaints on disobedience of court order, ruling and judgment by government at all levels. Respect for court decisions is an integral component of Constitutionalism and respect for the Rule of Law.

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INSURGENCY: RESPECT FOR HUMAN RIGHTS MUST BE PARAMOUNT, NHRC URGES MILITARY

   2017-05-16


The National Human Rights Commission NHRC, has called on officers and men of the Nigerian Military to make respect for Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms paramount as they discharge their constitutional responsibilities during the counter insurgency operations and at all times.

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RESCUED CHIBOK GIRLS: NHRC GIVES KUDOS TO FG

   2017-05-08


The National Human Rights Commission has commended the efforts of the Federal Government and other stakeholders who were instrumental to the release of 82 Chibok Girls.

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NHRC News Update (78) Paged

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NHRC's REPORT DIDN'T INDICT PRESIDENCY, ex-SGF----Ag ES NHRC


The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has debunked media reports that its draft assessment report on the situation in the North East indicted the Presidency, former Secretary to Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Babachir Lawal amongst others over alleged diversion of funds meant for the Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs).
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Call for application for seven vacancies of special procedure mandate holders to be appointed at the 37th session of Human Rights Council


The Secretariat of the Human Rights Council presents its compliments to all Permanent Missions to the United Nations Office at Geneva, international organizations or their offices, national institutions, non-governmental organizations and other human rights bodies, and has the honour to inform them that the following seven mandate holders are to be appointed at the thirty-seventh session of the Council (26 February to 23 March 2018):
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