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Nigerian Center For Human Rights And Democracy

#350 Forces Avenue, Block 08
G. P. O. Box 13674
Port Harcourt

Phone - 234 84 968 799

FAX # - 234 84 230 238

email - nchrd@lycos.com


Nigerian Center for Human Rights and Democracy, NCHRD, was established in 1995 to provide leadership in the protection and enforcement of human rights,social justice and to support and sustain the democratization process in Nigeria and Africa.


  1. To effectively assist victims of injustice especially of gross human rights violations and to seek redress through domestic courts, African Court of Human and Peoples' Rights and the United Nations supervision organs;
  2. To Investigate incidents of torture inhuman and degrading treatment against government agents and publish such reports;
  3. To seek the right to habeas Corpus proceedings, and campaign for prompt trial of suspects or immediate release from detention, where no charge is made against the suspects;
  4. To advocate for fair trial in the administration of justice in Nigeria:in access to court proceedings, legal representation, independent and impartial courts and tribunals, public and prompt judicial proceedings;
  5. To conduct independent investigation of reports of unlawful killings and disappearances and the findings of such investigations made public. Government shall be required to to prosecute alleged torturers and killers;
  6. To ensure that the military remains out of Nigerian politics and governance, and the democratization of the sub-Saharan region of Africa;
  7. Promoting democracy and democratic institutions such as multi-partysm, free press, exclusion of military officers from participating in politics and a genuine, meaningful popular participation in politics and government;
  8. To work towards political stability and sustainability in the sub-region through education in political participation, domestic election monitoring, international observance of elections and conflict resolution;
  9. To reinforce domestic observance of international human rights law;
  10. To assist refugees, asylum seekers, internally displaced persons, irregular immigrants and vulnerable members of the society that are exposed to discrimination, exploitation, abuse and social exclusion;and
  11. To offer human rights education to local and grassroot organizations through short-term training programs and internship.
NCHRD is a registered charity and is dependent on donations from individual supporters and on grants from foundations, international organizations and governments.

NCHRD is governed by a Board responsible for setting policy and the implementation of policies.

NCHRD current establishment comprises an Executive Director/Head of Legal Services, President, Secretary-General, Administrative Director, four lawyers and four supporting staff.

For Internship Opportunities contact:

Joy Andrew
Chief Administrative Officer

For Advocacy and Research contact:

Dr. B. Lexington

Johnson Amadi
Legal Advisor and Consultant

This organization has informed us they are qualified to receive tax deductible contributions.

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