NHRC COMMITTED TO THE PROMOTION AND PROTECTION OF HUMAN RIGHTS- PROF ANGWE

Posted: 31st July, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe has expressed the commitment of the Commission in advancing the promotion and protection of human rights of all persons living in Nigeria.

PRESS RELEASE

Posted: 31st July, 2015

PRESS RELEASE

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) Prof. Bem Angwe has proposed the inclusion of the strategies to halt the proliferation of small arms and light weapons as part of the agenda for the European Union/Nigeria Human Rights Dialogue slated to take place later this year.

Prof Angwe stated this while playing host to a delegation from the EU who were on a consultative vis

ACTIVITIES OF THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Posted: 29th July, 2015

ACTIVITIES OF THE CORPORATE AFFAIRS AND MEDIA RELATIONS UNIT OF NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION FROM MAY 2015 TO DATE

 

1

May, 2015

The Executive Secretary, National Human Rights Commission receives Civic Responsibility Recognition Award for corporate responsibility from National Orientation Agency (NOA).

2

May, 2015

The UN Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria pays a working visit to the Commission to find out if there are any national authorities keeping data of civilians that are missing as a result of the insurgency in some parts of the country.

3

May, 2015

Kadarko Community in Wase local government of Plateau State submits a petition on alleged extra-judicial killings of some villagers by soldiers.

 

4

May, 2015

The Executive Secretary National Human Rights Commission and some members of his Management team pay a courtesy visit to the Inspector General of Police, Mr. Solomon Arase for a better working relationship with the Nigerian Police.

5

June, 2015

Human Rights Commission and UNHCR hold a stakeholders meeting on statelessness. The meeting was aimed at bringing together key government agencies and civil society groups to draft a plan of action on statelessness in Nigeria.

6

June, 2015.

The Delegation from the Chinese Embassy in Nigeria led by the Minister/Counselor/DCM of the Embassy pays a visit to the National Human Rights Commission to deliberate on human rights issues that the Chinese government and the NHRC could collaborate with one another.

7

June, 2015

The UNDP Governance Cluster Director, Regional Services Centre for Africa, Addis Ababa to Nigeria, Dr. Ozonnia Ojielo visits NHRC to discuss human rights issues affecting the region and how best to tackle them.

8

June, 2015

The British Council team, Chris Marsahl, the new Global Head of Justice and Sheelagh Stewart, a Consultant with the Council visits NHRC to engage with stakeholders on the impact of the stability and reconstruction programme on conflict resolution as well as to understand the NHRC’s policy on conflict and stabilization.

9

June, 2015

The Head of Mission, Embassy of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr.Miguelangel Delia Veccia visits the NHRC. Issues of protection and promotion of human rights were part of the discussions.

10

June, 2015

NHRC inaugurates NAP steering committee.

11

June, 2015

The NHRC/UNHCR signs a Memorandum of Understanding to address human rights issues affecting IDPs in the 10 states of the North Central and North Eastern part of the country.

12

June, 2015

NHRC/Wole Soyinka’s Centre for Investigative Journalism (WSCIJ) holds a media roundtable to improve on reportage of girls and women’s human rights.

13

June, 2015

The National Human Rights Commission celebrates the 25th anniversary of the adoption of the African Charter on the Rights and Welfare of the Child.

14

July, 2015

The Commissioner of Police FCT, Mr. Wilson Inalegwu pays a courtesy visit to NHRC seeking for more robust working relationship between FCT Police and the Commission.

During the visit, the Executive Secretary noted that NHRC and the Police would continue to partner in the promotion and protection of human rights in the country.

15

July, 2015

Sea Wolf limited, Oil workers from Niger Delta submit a petition to the Commission over unpaid salaries since December 2013.

The Executive Secretary assured them that the Commission would thoroughly investigate the matter and ensure that justice is done to all the parties involved.

16

July, 2015

The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) pays a courtesy visit to the Commission seeking collaborations to fight human rights violations especially as they affect women in Nigeria.

 

 

NHRC STOPS THE MARRIAGE OF A MINOR

Posted: 29th July, 2015
NHRC STOPS THE MARRIAGE OF A MINOR

The NHRC has stopped the planned marriage of a 40 year old man to a 13year old girl who is a primary 5 pupil of POWA primary school in Abuja. The marriage which was billed to take place today (24th July, 2015) was halted by the Commission after an immediate investigation.

NIGERIAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS

Posted: 8th July, 2015
NIGERIAN NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, JOURNAL CALL FOR PAPERS

 

 

The Editorial Committee of the Nigerian Human Rights Commission Journal, a publication of the National Human Rights Commission, invites scholarly full length articles, commentaries and notes on contemporary issues of human rights for the 5th edition of the Nigerian   National Human Rights Commission Journal. Papers received on or before the 17th of August 2015 will be considered for publication.

 

NHRC SIGNS MoU WITH RHEMA UNIVERSITY ABA

Posted: 2nd July, 2015

NHRC SIGNS MoU WITH RHEMA UNIVERSITY ABA, NIGERIA TO PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS IN HIGHER INSTITUTIONS

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Rhema University Aba, Nigeria (RUN) to promote the teaching and research of human rights in higher institutions in the country.

NHRC SIGNS MoU WITH CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, PRETORIA

Posted: 8th June, 2015

NHRC SIGNS MoU WITH CENTRE FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, PRETORIA
 

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on April 25, 2015 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre for Human Rights (CHR), University of Pretoria, South Africa to strengthen capacities at NHRC through access to training programmes offered by CHR.

NHRC Makurdi Communique

Posted: 1st June, 2015

COMMUNIQUE ISSUED BY THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE  NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION AT THE END OF ITS  SECOND 2ND(2015)  STATUTORY MEETING HELD IN MAKURDI, BENUE STATE BETWEEN 21ST  AND 23RD MAY 2015.

NHRC TO CONVENE A CONSULTATIVE DIALOGUE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

Posted: 19th December, 2014

NHRC TO CONVENE A CONSULTATIVE DIALOGUE ON NATIONAL SECURITY

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Prof. Bem Angwe, said the Commission will convene a consultative dialogue on national security and the state of the Nigeria prison to seek a lasting solution to the increasing jail breaks and attacks in the country.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 20TH 2014

Posted: 24th November, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE NOVEMBER 20TH 2014

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission Prof Bem Angwe said Nigerians are entitled to adequate health care services and that the Commission would work assiduously to support any measure put in place to advance the rights to health of every Nigerian.

NHRC RECIEVES COMPLAINTS FROM DELEGATES OF TIV-TARABA YOUTH FRONTIER

Posted: 31st October, 2014

NHRC RECIEVES COMPLAINTS FROM DELEGATES OF TIV-TARABA YOUTH FRONTIER ON ALLEGED KILLINGS OF INDEGINES: BEGINS INVESTIGATIONS

NHRC ASSURES OF ELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN 2015 ELECTION

Posted: 31st October, 2014

NHRC ASSURES OF ELECTORAL ACCOUNTABILITY IN 2015 ELECTION AS FORMER GHANAIAN PRESIDENT JOHN KUFFUOR LEADS ECOWAS TEAM TO THE COMMISSION

NHRC STAKEHOLDERS TO EMBACK ON HUMAN RIGHT AND HUMANITARIAN ASSESSMENT MISSION

Posted: 31st October, 2014

NHRC STAKEHOLDERS TO EMBACK ON HUMAN RIGHT AND HUMANITARIAN ASSESSMENT MISSION OF THE AFTERMATH OF INTERNAL COMFLICT IN PLATEAU STATE SAYS EXECUTIVE SECRETARY PROF. BEM ANGWE

TSE-KUCHA CRISIS: GOVT, NHRC INTERVENES AS VICTIMS GET COMPENSATION

Posted: 16th October, 2014

TSE-KUCHA CRISIS: GOVT, NHRC INTERVENES AS VICTIMS GET COMPENSATION

Victims and family members affected by the March 18, 2014 crisis at Tse-kucha in Yandev, Gboko local government Council of Benue State, have expressed appreciation to the National Human Rights Commission for its intervention in their petition on the case of alleged extra-judicial killing pending the before the commission and  requested it to close the matter . 

NYSC’s N4000 CHARGE: GROUP PETITIONS NHRC

Posted: 26th September, 2014

NYSC’s N4000 CHARGE: GROUP PETITIONS NHRC

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has called on all government agencies to evolve public friendly procedures that will not in any way inconvenient members of the public who may wish to access their services by giving the public adequate notice and satisfaction

before taking any decision or action. 

UN REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPRESENTATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA VISITS NHRC

Posted: 26th September, 2014

UN REGIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS REPRESENTATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA VISITS NHRC

REGIONAL REPRESENTATIVE FOR WEST AFRICA OFFICE OF THE UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS, MR. ANDREA ORII VISITS NHRC, PLEDGES SUPPORT OF THE WORLD BODY TO ASSITS NIGERIA IN ADDRESSING ITS SECURITY CHALLENGES AND OTHER HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES.

REPORT ON EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS: NHRC READY TO WORK ON SUBMISSIONS FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Posted: 17th September, 2014

REPORT ON EXTRA-JUDICIAL KILLINGS: NHRC READY TO WORK ON SUBMISSIONS FROM AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL

Amnesty International visits NHRC, restates its allegations and expresses readiness to cooperate with the Commission in investigating allegations of extra-judicial killings.

The National Human Rights Commission is ready to work on submissions from Amnesty International in its investigation into allegations of extra-judicial killings contained in the report released by the organization.

REPORT ON THE ALLEGED KILLINGS OF SQUATTERS AT APO/GUDU DISTRICT

Posted: 8th April, 2014
The Commission having investigated this complaint, heard all the parties and examined the relevant laws, the National Human Rights Commission, exercising its powers under Sections 5 and 6 of the National Human Rights Commission Act, 2010 (as amended), hereby determines and declares that:

1ST 2014 STATUTORY MEETING OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL OF THE NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

Posted: 25th March, 2014

1st 2014 statutory meeting Holden at Port Harcourt, 19-20 March 2014

 

1.  The Governing Council of the National Human Rights commission convened for its 1st 2014 statutory meeting at the Viontel Hotel in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, on 19-21 March, 2014. Nine Members of Council attended the meeting.

NIGERIA REPRESENTED BY PROF. BEM ANGWE AT THE BUREAU OF INTERNATIONAL COORDINATING COMMITTEE

Posted: 18th March, 2014
NIGERIA REPRESENTED BY PROF. BEM ANGWE THE EXECUTIVE SECRETARY

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VISITS NIGERIA

Posted: 17th March, 2014

UNITED NATIONS HIGH COMMISSIONER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS VISITS NIGERIA

NHRC/UNDP PARTNERS TO BUILD INVESTIGATION CAPACITY OF THE COMMISSION

Posted: 5th February, 2014

NHRC/UNDP PARTNERS TO BUILD INVESTIGATION CAPACITY OF THE COMMISSION

 

The National Human Rights Commission will leverage on its collaboration with the UNDP to boost the investigation and reportage of various alleged human rights violations in different part of the country.

INTERIM REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED INCARCERATION OF HER EXCELLENCY MRS CHIME

Posted: 8th November, 2013

INTERIM REPORT ON THE INVESTIGATION OF ALLEGED INCARCERATION OF HER EXCELLENCY MRS CHIME

The National Human Rights Commission received a complaint from the wife of the Governor of Enugu State Her Excellency Mrs. Clara Chime, in which she alleged to have been incarcerated and subjected to horrific and intolerable conditions that curtailed her fundamental freedoms and threatened the enjoyment of her human rights.

NNHRI-WA CHAIRMAN IDENTIFIES TERRORISM, POVERTY AS STROGEST WEAPONS OF HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS

Posted: 5th July, 2013

ABUJA, 24 MAY 2013. The Chairman of the Network of National Human Rights Institutions in West Africa (NNHRI-WA), Prof. Bem Angwe has identified poverty and acts of terrorism as the strongest weapons of human rights violation in West Africa and called on the various governments of the sub-region to muster the much needed political will to tackle these challenges frontally.

1ST EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL

Posted: 7th May, 2013

1ST EMERGENCY MEETING OF THE GOVERNING COUNCIL

COUNCIL CHAMBERS, ABUJA, FRIDAY, 3 MAY 2013.

The Governing Council of the National Human Rights Commission met in an emergency session in Abuja on Friday, 3 May 2013, in response to alleged situations of serious human rights violations in different parts of Nigeria and the associated deterioration in humanitarian conditions, especially with reference to the situation in North-East Nigeria.

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