Commonwealth Human Rights Network

The Commonwealth Human Rights Network (CHRN) is a civil society initiative aimed at enhancing the work of civil society groups working for human rights in Commonwealth countries.

It is a primarily electronic network that provides a forum for :

  • articulating and pursuing a broad common human rights theme for the Commonwealth· sharing information and collaboration between the diverse groups
  • combined advocacy efforts, for instance regarding monitoring of commitments made by the Commonwealth and member countries
  • capacity building to increase use of the Commonwealth as a fora for human rights advocacy.

The CHRN is a joint civil society initiative established by CHRI, the Association of Commonwealth Amnesty International Sections (ACAIS) and the Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit (CPSU). The Secretariat of CHRN is at CHRI's New Delhi headquarters.

All civil society organisations involved in human rights issues are free to join the CHRN. Click here for the application form or email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .