The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights was established in April 2018
following the signing of a six-year host country agreement with the Government of Liberia. The
agreement allows the office to exercise a full human rights promotion and protection mandate.
The OHCHR’s functions are defined by the agreement with the Government of Liberia to: exercise
the mandate of the High Commissioner to protect and promote human rights; contribute to national
efforts in promoting respect for, and observance of human rights; observe the human rights situation
and inform authorities; provide capacity building to national institutions, civil society organisations
(CSOs), and individuals regarding promotion and protection of human rights; and prepare reports
and statements as and when determined by the High Commissioner. In line with OHCHR Liberia’s
human rights protection and promotion mandate, the Office strengthened capacities of
government, CSOs, private sector and academia through technical assistance, capacity building
and trainings on thematic human rights issues and has conducted trial monitoring to detect and
prevent any due process violations. More about OHCHR in Liberia.