Ahead of the international Day against racism, the united nation high commissioner on human rights, Miss Navi pillay, has promised to defend and uphold the rights of all persons across the globe
She made the promise at a joint forum of National Human Right Commission, Civil Society Organisations and Nollywood in Abuja
Navi said that the united nation human rights commission would continue to encourage and assist governments to protect the rights of their citizens
She urged all civil societys and non governmental organisations to report all cases of human rights abuses and violations to the commission in order to reduce the culture of impunity across the world
The Executive secretary of the National Human Right Commission, Prof Bem Angwe, reaffirmed the mandate of the commission to protect the right of all Nigerias at all times
A representative of civil society group critised the terrorism prevention act passed into law by the federal government of Nigeria for prescribing death penalty while a human right ambassador and coordinator Human Right Agenda, Chinonye Obiagwu, promised to partner with the National Human Right Commission in promoting human rights.
The working visit by the united nation high commissioner to the commission was aimed at forging a new partnership that would ensure the protection of peoples rights
The United Nations’ (UN) International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination is observed with a series of events and activities worldwide on March 21 each year