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National Human Rights Commission, Nigeria

Alternate Title NHRC
Creator Nigeria. National Human Rights Commission
Organization Type National human rights institutions
Organization Based In Nigeria
Geographic Focus Nigeria
Subjects National human rights institutions; Civil rights; Human rights (General); Human rights advocacy
Summary "The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Act, 1995 in line with the resolution of the General Assembly of the United Nations which enjoins all member States to establish Human Rights Institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights. The Commission serves as a mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights. Its establishment is aimed at creating an enabling environment for extra-judicial recognition, promotion and protection and enforcement of human rights, treaty obligations and providing a forum for public enlightenment and dialogue on human rights issues thereby limiting controversy and confrontation."
Languages English