The National Human Rights Action plan (NHRAP) program
The National Human Rights Action plan reinvigorate Liberian’s commitment to foster and guarantee the overall development of all persons and populations by respecting, defending and promoting their human rights, ensuring the full exercise of civil political, social economic, cultural, and environmental rights deemed inseparable, interdependent, and equally essential.
The Republic of Liberia embraces the National Human Rights Action Plan, while recognizing all human rights contained in international declarations and treaties, in the Constitution and in domestic legislation.
Liberia’s Constitution currently includes important protections for civil and political rights, such as the right to life, liberty, property, due process, equality before the law, freedom of thought, conscience, and religion as well as freedom of expression. Throughout the Liberian conflict, however, these protections were disregarded, and the rights of the Liberian people were routinely violated. Re-establishing protection of these fundamental freedoms in Liberia is an important endeavor and the NHRAP explains how the government of Liberia intends to promote, expand and protect the human rights of its citizens and residence alike from 2013 to 2018 and onward.
It touches upon the areas of civil and political rights, social, economic, and culture rights, women’s rights, children’s rights and the rights of persons with disabilities and other vulnerable groups.