Human Rights Commission to Set up Hate Speech Register

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The National Human Rights Commission, NHRC, has said it would set up a national hate speech register to track inciteful and hate speeches in campaigns.

Executive Secretary of the Commission, Tony Ojukwu, revealed this at the launching of ‘Mobilizing Voters for Election,’ held in Abuja.

Ojukwu noted that the action followed the rhetoric of hate speech by the various political sides and their supporters.

He added that the commission would be working with relevant security agencies to ensure citizenship access to the voting process and to protect their rights to vote rather than intimidation.


Written by: Helen Obih

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