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This paper seeks to demonstrate the trend in human rights abuse in Nigerian from the 1996 to 2013. The continuous and increasing cases of human right abuse all over the world and in Nigeria particular prompted the enactment of the Human Right Commission of Nigeria. The purposes of this paper therefore the access the complaints of human right abuse received by the commission within the specific period of 1996 to 2013. To achieve the aim of this paper, documents from the Human rights Commission of Nigeria was used, and a number of article were equally used, with a content methodology of analysis. The paper found an increasing trend of complaints of human rights abuse in the country signaling increasing awareness of the activities of the commission. The paper shows an increasing case of report of human right abuse in the country especially cases relating to dismissal/wrongful termination of appointment, domestic violence, unlawful arrest and detention, non-payment of benefits, child abandonment, cruel/inhuman and degrading, and labor right abuses. However more awareness is needed to capture greater number of unreported abuse in Nigeria.
Keywords: Human Rights, Human Rights Abuse, Human Right Commission, Complains, Nigeria