Available support


How can I obtain support to enforce my right?

The following are organisations where you can get support to enforce your fundamental human rights:

National Human Rights Commission:

One of the core activities of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is assisting victims of human rights abuse by investigating their claims and seeking redress and remedies in court.

To obtain such assistance, the victim is required to make a complaint at the office of the NHRC located at: No 19 Aguiyi Ironsi Street, Maitama PMB 444, Garki, Abuja – Nigeria. Or contact NHRC on Phone: 08006472428 (Toll Free), 092903746, 092908829, 09032192577, 07041678566, 07053529460. Email:

For more information on how to submit a complaint to the NHRC see here

The Legal Aid Council:

The Legal Aid Council is an institution charged with the responsibility of providing legal advice, representation   to people of low income in Nigeria i.e., people who cannot afford to pay lawyers for the enforcement of their rights.

Address: No 22 Port Harcourt, Crescent, Area 11, Garki Abuja.

Contact: 09030436616

Website:> (@LegalAidCouncil

Human rights advocates:

This refers to a group of people who are interested in human rights enforcement and public interest litigation. They include lawyers involved in pro bono (free) services. A complaint of breach can be made to any human rights activists in your locality.

Non-Governmental Organizations involved in human rights activities:

These are non-governmental groups whose aim is to advocate for the individuals whose rights are violated in the society. They include:

  • Network of University Legal Aid Institute (NULAI)
  • Partners West Africa Nigeria (PWAN)
  • Socio-Economic Rights and Accountability Project (SERAP)
  • Citizen’s Gavel
  • WACOL- Women’s aid collective
  • The Human Rights Law service
  • CLEEN Foundation
  • Legal Defence and Assistance Project
  • SERI- Socio Economic Rights Initiative
  • PJ- Partnership for Justice.

Click here for more human rights organizations that could help.

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