The respect for the inalienable rights of man is fundamental to the physical and psychological growth and development of man and the society at large. The Nigerian civil rights movement has a long fascinating history spanning over five centuries when the people rose up against tyrannical kings and war lords. Such instances include the rise against the then Bashorun Gaa in the old Oyo empire of the 17th century.
Wars and conflicts have often emerged in the people’s search for representative government as against authoritarian regimes. In the early part of the 20th century, Mrs Funmilayo Kuti stirred women and led them in the mass campaign against the repression of women by the then Abeokuta authorities. A certain Palaake of Irele-Ekiti was reputed to have led mass revolt against the martial tormentors from Ibadan around 1870.
In the pre and post colonial period, the human rights movement has remained one of the most remarkable engines of the country’s historical campaigns for democracy and liberty.
Nigeria Human Right Community
We work to ensure that everybody have a fair chance to state his/her case
The Commission serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the respect and enjoyment of human rights. It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research, and dialogue in order to raise awareness on Human Rights
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(NHRC) is committed to the promotion of human rights of people through advocacy.
We conduct research on cultural, political and economic issues in Nigeria
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The Community serves as an extra-judicial mechanism for the respect and enjoyment of human rights.
It also provides avenues for public enlightenment, research, and dialogue in order to raise awareness on Human Rights
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