The Human Rights Commission has powers to investigate any human rights abuses either by its own initiative, or on receipt of a complaint or allegation under the Human Rights Commission Act by –
a) An grieved person acting in his own interest;
b) An association acting in the interest of its person; or
c) A person acting on behalf and in the interest of a group or class of persons
The Commission also has powers to:
a) issue summons for the production of any document relevant to any investigation by the Commission question any person on any subject matter under investigation before the Commission.
b) question any person on any subject matter under investigation before the Commission
c) require any person to disclose any information within such person’s knowledge relevant to any investigation by the Commission.
d) do all such things as are incidental or conducive to the attainment of the functions of the Commission
The Human Rights Commission, where it considers it necessary, may recommend:
a) Punishment of any officer found by the Commission to have perpetrated an abuse of human rights
b) The release of a person from detention
c) The payment of compensation to a victim of human rights abuse, or to such victim’s family
d) That an aggrieved person seek redress in a court of law; or
e) Such other action as it considers necessary to remedy the infringement of human rights