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Functions of the Commission as provided for in the Protection of Human Rights Act 1998

It enquires into written complaints made

  • ​​by any person who feels that any of the human rights enshrined in Chapter II of the Constitution has been violated or is likely to be violated by the act or omission of a public officer or employee of a public body
  • ​by any person against an act or omission of a member of the police

​Public body means

  • a Ministry or Government department
  • a Local Authority
  • ​​a Parastatal Body
  • ​a Company where Government by holding shares or otherwise is able to influence that company's policy or decisions

The NHRC is mandated to visit police stations, prisons and other places of detention. Further, the NHRC promotes the respect of human rights through education.

Annual Reports


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