The National Human Rights Commission Visits Abia State Ministry of Homeland Security. The Commission was led by the state director, Barr. Uche Nwaokocha.

The Commission were in the ministry to discuss some burning issues bothering on Human Rights Violation in Abia State. The Commissioner, Prince Dan Okoli had a fruitful discussion with the team, discribed their coming as timely.

The Human Rights Violation in our society is alarming and needs collaboration with Stakeholders to ensure human rights violation are reduced if not eliminated and that forms part of the visit of the Human Rights Commission to the Ministry of Homeland Security, Abia State.

Highlight of the discussed were ways to eliminate extra judicial killings. Prolonged detention of persons over minor civil cases. Domestic violence. Rape and child abuses. Herdsmen attacks on farmers and farmlands, also the need to set up a human rights desk within the ministry to deal with these issues as quick as they arise.

Violence and conflict undermine sustainable development. Human rights violations are  the root causes of conflict and insecurity which, in turn, invariably result in further violations of human rights.  As such, action to protect and promote human rights has inherent preventive power while rights-based approaches to peace and security bring this power to efforts for sustainable peace.

We can help to sustain both peace and development by showing how applying human rights norms can address grievances, reduce inequality and build resilience.


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