CHRI In The News


2015
Dec

Revamped foreign funding rules ask NGOs to vow not to hurt IndiaCHRI in the News

The Union government notified on Monday new foreign funding rules asking non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to affirm every year that the money they receive from abroad is not likely to “prejudicially” affect the security, strategic, scientific or economic interest of the country.

2015
Dec

Will the Commonwealth finally step up in Sri Lanka?CHRI in the News

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.

2015
Dec

Poor police response instils fear & leads to crimeCHRI in the News

A large part of the public fear and distrust of the police is fed by little understanding of levels of crime, the police response, and the various reasons behind the perceived poor police performance, found in the study conducted Praja Foundation and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative. 

2015
Dec

Police turn a blind eye to their own menCHRI in the News

What are the chances that your complaint against a Delhi Police personal would translate into a FIR? Less than 0.3 per cent if you complained against a policeman last year, says a study by some NGOs.

2015
Dec

Virtual tool to understand policingCHRI in the News

NGO NAGAR released a booklet listing all the important police, railway, traffic and other ancillary helplines. Its partner Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) also launched Virtual Police Station (VPS) that will allow the police and public to enter common rooms and learn the key procedures and processes.

2015
Nov

Civil society demands a voice in CommonwealthCHRI in the News

As Malta prepares to chair the Commonwealth for the next two years, NGOs have called on the Prime Minister to promote the protection of civil society, prevent their bases from closing and ensure they have a voice.

2015
Nov

Commonwealth youth advocates and experts meet in Malta for the first pre-CHOGM forumCHRI in the News

The 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Malta, which begins officially on Friday, opened on Saturday with the first pre-CHOGM event – the Commonwealth Youth Forum.

2015
Dec

CMAG has placed Maldives “under formal consideration,” says CameronCHRI in the News

The Commonwealth’s human rights and democracy arm, the Ministerial Action Group, has placed the Maldives “under formal consideration,” according to UK Prime Minister David Cameron.

2015
Nov

Central Information Commission returned over 8,500 pleasCHRI in the News

The Central Information Commission (CIC) has returned 8,534 cases — almost 15% of the cases received — to applicants over eight months on technical grounds.

2015
Nov

CIC returns 12% of info appeals with little explanationCHRI in the News

New analysis by Right to Information activists confirms that the Central Information Commission is returning requests for information at a high rate to the applicants.