The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC in collaboration with some Civil Society Organizations, CSOs are developing an online platform for reporting human rights violations in the country.
To achieve this, the NHRC with Shehu Musa Yar’Adua Foundation, Open Society Initiative for West Africa, OSIWA, Nigeria Civil Society Situation Room, Department for International Development, UKAID, and Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, PLAC, have developed a tech-based platform which can enable Nigerians document, report and investigate human rights violations in the country.
A document made available to signaturetv.org says the platform will enable users upload pictures of events, with indication of location, time and nature of violations.
“The user is also able to input other information like the name of the alleged violator(s) and victim(s) and other real time information that can be further verified by the responders.”
It added that the online platform is also able to collate, analyse and generate results and data for the reports and provide dashboard information for the public.
“The Commission’s primary mandate is the monitoring and investigation of human rights violations. This includes the publication of annual state of human rights report for the
country; this platform is therefore key to efficiency and effectiveness in the discharge of the mandate of the Commission,” it said.
The online platform will not only help victims report abuses and abusers, it will also bring individuals and agencies behind any human rights violation to account.
“The platform will also be used by the Commission to scale up its efficiency and effectiveness in the performance of its functions.”
The group encourages CSO partners and the general public to file reports using the link: