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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.

CHRI's objectives are to promote awareness of and adherence to the Harare Commonwealth Declaration, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and other internationally recognised human rights instruments, as well as domestic instruments supporting human rights in Commonwealth member states.

Through its biennial CHOGM reports and periodic fact finding missions CHRI continually draws attention to progress and setbacks in human rights in Commonwealth countries. In advocating for approaches and measures to prevent human rights abuses, CHRI addresses the Commonwealth Secretariat, member-state governments and civil society associations. By holding workshops and developing linkages, CHRI's approach throughout is to act as a catalyst for activity around its priority concerns.

CHRI is accredited to the Commonwealth and, since 2002, also holds Observer Status with the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights.

CHRI has also been granted Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations in July 2005.

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Foreign Contribution Received after 01 June 2015
Date Sl No:- Name of the Funder Purpose Grant ID Date of Receive Amount INR
01-Jul-15 1 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - EU - Germany Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia EIDHR/2012/296855 30-Jun-15 870463
14-Jul-15 2 Foundation to Promote Open Society -New York Institutional Support OR2014-17297 13-Jul-15 10137200

29-Jul-15 3 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - EU - Germany Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia 26-Jul-15 210690

24-Aug-15 4 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - EU - Germany Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia EIDHR/2012/296855 24-Aug-15 557911.69
24-Aug-15 5 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - EU - Germany Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia EIDHR/2012/296855 24-Aug-15 930598.19
24-Aug-15 6 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - EU - Germany Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia EIDHR/2012/296855 24-Aug-15 606320
01-Oct-15 7 Fund Global Human Rights Death Penalty Project 08-1054D-15-1 28-Sep-15 656211
20-Oct-15 8 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - EU - Germany Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia EIDHR/2012/296855 19-Oct-15 4467488
31-Oct-15 9 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - EU - Germany Civil Society and Police Reforms South Asia EIDHR/2012/296855 29-Oct-15 3366076
31-Oct-15 10 Foundation to Promote Open Society Institutional & Programme Support OR2014-17297 30-Oct-15 10430800
23-Nov-15 11 Friedrich Naumman Stiftung - Germany Programme on Access to Information - South Asia MOC 12-Nov-15 421560