May 5, 2021 Omaplex 0 Comments

  1. National Human Rights Commission (NHRC):

The National Human Rights Commission of Nigeria was established by the National Human Rights Commission Rights 1995 (as amended) in line with Resolution 48/134 of the United Nations General Assembly which enjoins all member states to establish independent National Institutions for the promotion, protection and enforcement of human rights.

  • Courts:

 Sections 46(1) and (2) of Chapter IV of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) vests jurisdiction over enforcement of fundamental rights on the High Court.

Also Order II Rule 1 of the 2009 FREP Rules also vests jurisdiction on the High Court


 Order I Rule 2 of the 2009 FREP Rules


Section 254C(1)(d) of the 1999 Constitution (as amended) also vests exclusive jurisdiction over matters relating to or connected with any dispute over the interpretation and application of the provisions of Chapter IV of the Constitution as it relates to any employment and labour issues.

  • United Nations:
  • UN Human Rights Council
  • Human Rights treaty bodies
  • Independent experts known as ‘special procedure’
  • Universal Periodic Review
  • Africa:
  • African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights
  • International Court of Justice (ICJ):

From time to time, the ICJ may decide cases involving individuals’ human rights from the standpoint of one State’s allegation that another violated the terms of an international agreement (such as by not affording its nationals access to consular representatives when they were detained in the second State)

  • International Labour Organization (ILO):

The ILO supervises States’ compliance with international labor standards, which includes receiving inter-State complaints concerning alleged violations of ILO conventions.

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