Namibia’s National Society for Human Rights NSHR

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NSHR envisages a world free of human rights violations and aims to stop human rights abuses in Namibia and the rest of the world.
1. Objectives: NSHR’s Aims and Objectives are:

  • to secure due recognition and observance of all human rights and fundamental freedoms, especially those enshrined in the Namibian Constitution and as enumerated in the international human rights and humanitarian treaties and declarations adopted by the UN, its specialized agencies and similar international bodies
  • to promote democracy, respect for the rule of law, justice for all and the independence of the judiciary
  • to promote cultural, social and political tolerance for all
  • to promote accessibility, responsiveness, accountability and transparency in public administration
  • to promote representative political power based on active and informed public participation

2. Core Activities:… (full long text Mission and Vision).

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Address: National Society for Human Rights, Liberty Center, 116 John Meinert Street, Windhoek-West, P. O. Box 23592, Windhoek, Republic of Namibia;

About /NSHR profile – Preamble, Founding Statement: 

  • RECOGNIZING that the international community through the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenants on Human Rights, the 1949 Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols and numerous other international human rights and humanitarian instruments, has affirmed a strong commitment to the protection of human rights and the furtherance of humanitarian principles
  • WELCOMING that, in that regard, the Constitution of the Republic of Namibia includes a chapter on fundamental human rights and freedoms
  • NOTING WITH CONCERN that millions of Africans do not enjoy basic human rights and freedoms
  • CONVINCED that it is imperative to promote and protect the principles of multiparty democracy, respect for human rights and freedoms, the rule of law and justice for all
  • NOW THEREFORE, we the concerned Namibians have resolved to found a human rights monitoring and advocacy organization to be known as National Society for Human Rights (NSHR)


  • NSHR is a national private, independent, non-profit making and non-partisan human rights monitoring and advocacy organization. Founded on December 1 1989 by concerned citizens, the Organization envisages a world free of human rights violations and its mission is to stop human rights violations in Namibia and the rest of the world.

1. Legal Status

  • NSHR bases its legal existence on the provisions of Article 21(1) (e) of the Namibian Constitution as well as Article 71 of the UN Charter, read with Economic and Social Council Resolutions 1296 (XLIV) and E/1996/31. The Organization is lawfully registered in terms of Section 21(a) of the Companies Act 1973 (Act no 61 of 1973) as an association incorporated not for gain. NSHR is recognized as a bona fide and credible human rights organization by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights of the African Union (in 1993) and the UN Economic and Social Council (in 1997).

2. Core Values: … (full long 11 pages text).

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