National Commission on the Rights of Child


National Commission on the Rights of Child

The Federal Government has constituted the National Commission on the Rights of Child in exercise of powers conferred by Section 3(1) of the National Commission on the Rights of Child Act, 2017 (XXXII of 2017) under a notification issued on February 28, 2020.

The Commission has an overarching mandate in accordance with international obligations and for matters related to the promotion, protection and fulfillment of child rights as enshrined in the NCRC Act 2017.

The NCRC’s Act & Rules: National Commission on the Rights of Child Act, 2017. 


An enabling, responsive and protective society for children to enjoy their rights with


A viable, effective and resourceful institution to enforce its mandate for comprehensive legislative, institutional and social reforms on child rights.

National Commission on the Rights of Child

Power of the commission

(e) inquire into violation of child rights and recommend to the relevant agency or department initiation of proceedings in such cases;

(f) examine all factor that inhibit enjoyment of rights of child, such as violence, abuse and exploitation, trafficking, torture, pornography and prostitution and recommend appropriate remedial measures;

(k) while inquiring into complaints of violations of child rights, may call for information or report from the Federal Government, civil society organizations and autonomous or concerned bodies and in this regard the Commission shall have the powers vested in a civil court under the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (Act V of l90ll) for enforcing of the any person and compelling the production of documents and;

Functions of the commission

  • (a) Examine existing or proposed legislations and administrative instruments and proposals related to child rights and make such recommendations as it deems appropriate;
  • (b) Liaise with provincial commissions set up under provincial laws and other concerned provincial organizations;
  • c) Examine and review any law or policy or practice, for the time being in force, for protection of child rights and recommend measures for their effective implementation;
  • (d) Present to the Federal Government and to the provincial governments, as the case may be, reports upon working of such law or policy or practice specified under clause (c);
  • (g) Sponsor, steer encourage research and maintain a database relating to children and their issues to provide knowledge and awareness for national policy and strategic action for its remedy;
  • (h) Spread awareness and promote dialogue on child rights among various sections of the society and promote awareness of the safeguards available for protection of these rights;
  • (i) Examine international instruments and undertake periodical review of existing policies and programmes on child rights and make recommendations for their effective implementation in the best interest of children; Or advise the Federal Government to sign, ratify or accede to any such proposed international treaty, protocol, etc.;