The National Human Rights Commission has awarded CLEEN Foundation, the 2019 Human Rights Award for immense contributions in strengthening legislation enforcement agencies for the protection of human rights in Nigeria.
Receiving the award Sunday, December 8, 2019 at Sheraton Resort and Towers, Abuja, govt director of the Foundation, Dr Benson Olugbuo, devoted the award to all victims and survivors of human rights abuses in Nigeria from 1960 to 2019.
CLEEN is a non-governmental group established January 1998 with the mission to promote public security, security and accessible justice by empirical analysis, legislative advocacy, demonstration programmes and publications, in partnership with govt, civil society and the personal sector.
It emerged according to militia dictatorship characterised by social violations and impunity by security govt officials and the need for improved service offer to voters of Nigeria, Africa and and the total world.
In 21 years, the muse has contributed in improving the working out and taking away, discriminatory attitudes and practices and enhanced gain admission to to justice and ably supported the establishment of the Gender Desk and Complaints Response Unit (CRU) of the Nigeria Police Force, in partnership with the National Human Rights Commission and Network on Police Reforms in Nigeria (NOPRIN) Foundation to put collectively Public
CLEEN has contributed in selling, preserving, defending, monitoring and reporting social vices and fostered civil militia family in Nigeria, because it’s collaborating with the Nigerian Military on its objectives.
As part of its efforts in improving security sector accountability and human rights compliance in countering violent extremism in Nigeria, it has been working with various order and non-order actors to beef up interagency coordination, collaboration and cooperation between the order and non-order actors within the North-East.
It’s some distance the first African based totally non-revenue group to purchase the MacArthur Foundation award for inventive and high quality institutions in 2006.
Other awards embody:
The Best seemingly e-Governance Challenge 2016 Award (National Data Abilities Pattern Company-Nihilent e-Governance), Advocate of Peace and Social Justice Award 2016, The Best seemingly NGO in ICT Deployment 2016 Award (National Data Abilities Pattern Company -Nihilent e-Governance) and the University of Lagos Human Rights Advocacy and Partnership Award 2019.
CLEEN Foundation has Observer Build with the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights in Banjul, The Gambia.
The NGO has its headquarters in Abuja with spread within the future of the nation, worship Lagos, Owerri and Benin City.
It’s additionally located in countries of Africa and the remainder of the field.