The function of the Human Rights Commission are prescribed under the HRC Act, Chapter 48 of the Laws of Zambia.

In Sections 9 of the Human Rights Commission Act, the HRC is mandated to:

  • Investigate human rights violations;
  • Investigate any maladministration of justice;
  • Propose effective measures to prevent human rights abuse;
  • Visit prisons and places of detention or related facilities with a view to assessing and inspecting conditions of the persons held in such places and make recommendations to redress existing problems;
  • Establish a continuing programme of research, education, information and rehabilitation of victims of human rights abuse to enhance the respect for and protection of human rights; and
  • Do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the functions of the Commission.

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Vision & Mission

The mission of the Human Rights Commission is to promote and protect human rights for all people in Zambia through investigations of human rights violations, rehabilitation of victims of human rights abuses, education of communities and advocacy for policy and legal changes influenced by evidence based research

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  • Human Rights Hse, Independence Ave, Lusaka, Zambia
  • Tel: +260 211 251327/57
  • Fax: +260-21-1-251342
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