• Fighting For The Rights
    Of Those In Custody

    Prisoner's Rights Law deals with the rights of inmates while behind bars. Many of these laws relate to fundamental human rights and civil liberties.

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  • Independence OF The
    Judiciary And Access To Justice

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  • Protection And Respect
    Of Rights Of Women & Children

    Deeply concerned at the many forms of discrimination and violence against women and children resulting from poor social and economic conditions, natural disasters, armed conflict, economic and sexual exploitation, terrorism and drug trafficking, illiteracy, hunger, intolerance and disability in many parts of the world.

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  • Fighting Against Corruption
    & Poor Governance

    Corruption is an insidious plague that has a wide range of corrosive effects on the society i.e. economic growth and development. Good governance and human rights are intrinsically interwoven in that the latter cannot be a achieved without respect for the former and therefore human rights cannot be enforced and observed without good governance. Find Out More!

  • People With Disability
    Deserves Care In Our Society

    Historically, people with disabilities have been denied fundamental human and civil rights. It is a history marked by institutionalization, abuse and neglect. The twentieth century signaled a turning point with the passage of hard-won landmark federal legislation that altered the lives of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and their families.

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  • Our People Have The
    Right To Education

    Education is a fundamental building block of human development. It is one of the strongest instruments for reducing poverty, improving health, gender equality, peace, and stability. Education is seen both as a human right in itself and as an indispensable means of realizing other human rights

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  • Right To Freedom Of
    Expression & Mass Media

    Access to information has profound consequences to our democracy. Mass media need to be accessible to the public as a means of both transmitting and receiving information.

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  • Upholding Environment
    Protection Due To Natural Resources Exploration

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  • Respect Of Diverse
    Religion And Beliefs

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  • Protecting The Access OF
    People To Health Care
    Food And Shelter

    Food and shelter has been universally accepted essential human needs. This is because they are essential to the attainment of other rights. The Commission works extensively in this area with a view to redressing human right violations and promoting compliance with International standards.

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Know Your Rights

Everybody must have a fair chance to state his or her case. This refers to criminal cases as well as civil disputes, as when one person sues another

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Executive Secetary Welcome

The National Human Rights Commission was established by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Act, 1995, as amended by the NHRC Act, 2010, in line with the resolution of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member States to establish national human rights institutions for the promotion and protection of human rights.
The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the enhancement of the enjoyment of human rights. Its establishment is aimed at creating an enabling environment for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research and dialogue in order to raise awareness on human rights issues.

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