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Offices

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is a non-partisan independent international non-governmental organisation. Human rights education and advocacy are at the core of all CHRI's activities, and the aims and ends of its reports and investigations.

CHRI was born out of an awareness that although Commonwealth countries have shared legal principles and values, little had been done to set human rights standards within the association itself or to promote a culture of human rights.

CHRI aims to raise awareness of and adherence to internationally recognised human rights instruments and declarations made by Commonwealth Heads of Governments, and most particularly those embodied in the Harare Principles.

CHRI New Delhi Office

In New Delhi CHRI runs a small but very busy and committed office of about 35 people. Its arena of work is Commonwealth-wide. It focuses its work on areas of human rights concern that are common to most countries of the Commonwealth. CHRI believes that the presence of both developed and developing countries in this association provides valuable synergies and opportunities for the exchange of ideas and good practices.

Address

55A, 3rd Floor, Siddharth Chambers
Kalu Sarai, New Delhi 110 016
INDIA
Tel: +91-11-43180200, 43180225-299
Fax: +91-11-2686-4688, 43180217
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CHRI recently acquired a new office space close to its headquarter office in Delhi. The office accommodates the Administration and Finance teams. The office houses a library and its big space offers in-house meetings and conference facilities.

 

CHRI London Office

CHRI’s first home was in London. It was established in 1987 by a group of eminent persons and sponsoring Commonwealth associations. CHRI was based in the United Kingdom until 1993, when it opened a head office in India.

Address

Institute of Commonwealth Studies
28, Russell Square
London WC1B 5DS, UK
Tel: +44-020-7-862-8857
Fax: +44-020-7-862-8820
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CHRI Accra Office

In order to develop human rights interventions particularly appropriate to the context of Africa, in May 2001 CHRI opened a new office in Accra, Ghana. This office co-ordinates programmes that build on CHRI’s current concerns. As a priority, it will work to expand public knowledge of the right to information and advocate for laws and ensure significant participation of civil society in decision-making and the greater accountability of governments.

Address

House No.9,
Samora Machel Street Asylum Down,
opposite Beverly Hills Hotel,
Near Trust Towers,
Accra, Ghana
Tel/Fax: +233 302971170
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