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.

The National Human Rights Commission therefore cordially invites Governments, MDA’s, Civil Society Organizations, Development Partners, Security Agencies and other relevant bodies to the 2019 Human Rights Summit/Awards.

The Summit is expected to provide an opportunity for the review of Nigeria’s performance with reference to the protection and promotion of human rights by relevant stakeholders and will serve as an imperative strategy for policy appraisal, and agenda setting in the area of human rights.

  • The President of Federal Republic of Nigeria Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR (Special Guest of Honour) is expected to give the keynote address. Also expected at the summit are the Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, SAN, GCON (Guest of Honour), the Chief Justice of the Federation, the Senate President, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, the Attorney General & Minister of Justice, the Minister of Federal Capital Territory, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs amongst others.

Participants will be drawn from Federal and State Ministries, Departments and Agencies (MDAs), UN Agencies and Development Partners, Civil Society Organizations, Media, Academia, organized private sector (OPS), women and youth groups, and Faith-based organizations (FBO), etc

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