The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmental organisation, mandated to ensure the practical realisation of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth. In 1987, several Commonwealth associations founded CHRI because they felt that while the member countries had both a common set of values and legal principles from which to work and a forum within which to promote human rights, there was relatively little focus on human rights issues[ Read More... ]
There are many ways to interpret the video footage of the recent brutal police beating of protesters in Delhi. The first and most charitable version is that the police were faced with hoards of rioters bent on arson and loot and had no choice but to defend life and property as is their solemn duty.
While governments oppose in courts the disclosure of Governor's reports to the Centre, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar, as Leader of Opposition in Goa Assembly in 2007, had filed an RTI application seeking disclosure of state Governor's report.
The 2015 edition of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which was held in Malta from November 27 to 29, marked the 50th anniversary of the Commonwealth’s reincarnation as an intergovernmental association.