Press Release


Over the years, our country has been making giant strides with respect to fulfilling its regional and international human rights obligations. The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has been committed to its mandate to sensitize the Government on the need for continues improvement on national and international human rights reporting obligations. Furthermore, many stakeholders are aware of the positive impact these reporting obligations have on the enjoyment and realization of human rights in Nigeria.

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At the 2009 United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of Nigeria, the federal government supported among other several recommendations to institutionalize a National Consultative Forum to promote dialogue in the field of human rights. The Annual Human Rights Summit will therefore provide the platform for human rights stakeholders to meet annually to put into proper perspectives various issues concerning the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights in Nigeria.

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