Publications


September 24, 2018

EASIER SAID THAN DONE REPORT FOR THE 38TH SESSION OF UNHRC

Pledges and Performance: Holding Commonwealth members to account at HRC Since the inception of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) series has reviewed Commonwealth member states’ performance at the HRC.

September 21, 2018

CHRI's Oral Statement at the UPR Outcome of Cameroon at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Date: 20 September 2018 Item 6: UPR Outcome of Cameroon Joint Oral Statement delivered by Mr. Joseph Désiré ZEBAZE1 on behalf of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thank you, Mr. President.

September 21, 2018

CHRI's Oral Statement at the UPR Outcome of Bangladesh at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Date: 20th September 2018 Item 6: UPR Outcome of Bangladesh Oral Statement delivered by Yashasvi Nain on behalf of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).     Thank you, Mr. President.

September 19, 2018

CHRI statement at the UN Human Rights Council 39th Session: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention, 17 September 2018

39th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Date: 18th September Oral Statement by Mr. Yashasvi Nain in behalf of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thank you, Mr.

September 18, 2018

CHRI and partner organisations urge UN member states to refrain from voting for candidates that are unfit for membership

To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN General Assembly 18 September 2018 Member States of the UN should refrain from voting for candidates to the Human Rights Council that are unfit for membership Excellencies, Ahead of the next UN Human Rights Council (“HRC” or “the Council”) election, we, the undersigned national, regional and inter

September 18, 2018

HOPE BEHIND BARS? STATUS REPORT ON LEGAL AID FOR PERSONS IN CUSTODY

This National Legal Aid Report has been prepared based on responses received from Right to Information Applications  from 24 states and 5 union territories. The report is divided into two volumes.

September 10, 2018

Recommendations on Legal Aid at Police Station

Prompt access to legal advice and assistance is the key to guaranteeing a fair trial and the rule of law.2 The first few hours of contact with the criminal justice system are among the most crucial for those arrested and/or detained. In this context, discussions around possible models of legal aid at police station are of prime importance.

September 04, 2018

Legal Aid at Police Stations

The early phase of the criminal justice process is the most crucial period for those arrested or detained for an offence. Presence of a lawyer at this phase is important to safeguard the rights accorded to them.

August 09, 2018

Action: CHRI's appeal for urgent action: Illegal arrest of Dr Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh)

CHRI submitted an urgent action appeal to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Working Group of Arbitrary Detention, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression.

July 31, 2018

Justice A P Shah, Chairperson, Citizens Whisteblowers Forum writes to the Indian PM to prevent derailment of anti-corruption efforts

"Justice A. P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the Madras and Delhi High Courts, has written to the Prime Minister of India in his capacity as the Chairman of the Citizens Whistleblowers Forum, expressing concerns about the recent measures to dilute various legislations which could result in a spurt on corruption related offences.