Human Rights in The Caribbean
Monitoring Human Rights in the Commonwealth Caribbean
The CHRI London office covers the Commonwealth member states in the Western hemisphere; this includes the United Kingdom, Canada, Belize, Guyana and the Caribbean (Antigua and Barbuda, Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Trinidad and Tobago).
Due to the small size and population of Caribbean states human rights issues and concerns often go unreported. The aim of CHRI London is to monitor and promote human rights throughout the Caribbean. To achieve this we publicise, provide information and report on human rights issues in the Caribbean to other organisations, including human rights groups, Non-Governmental Organisations, Civil Society Organisations and the media. There are many overlapping issues that affect all of the 12 Commonwealth Caribbean and Latin American states that lead to common human rights problems. Where possible we report and assess common problems affecting the region and report on specific issues in individual countries.
CHRI London monitors the compliance of Commonwealth Caribbean states with the Harare Principles, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant of Civil and Political Rights and other internationally recognised human rights instruments. This is a region that has not been covered as closely as other areas by other organisations and given the Commonwealths stated aim, of promoting cooperation among both small and large states, this a priority of CHRI London's work.
We acknowledge the potentially contentious and political nature of some of the issues that we are reporting on in this region. CHRI is an independent non- partisan organisation. This page provides information on current human rights issues in the Caribbean. You are welcome to cite the any of our reports, please reference CHRI as the source.
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We are very keen at CHRI London to hear from Civil Society Organisations and Non Governmental Organisations based on in any Commonwealth Caribbean state. Please do get in touch with us however big or small the issue what ever it is we want to hear from you. Email
please supply us with full contact details of your organisation or group whenever you email us.