Publications


September 14, 2017

Prison Legal Aid Clinics in West Bengal: Bringing Justice Closer?

NALSA Standard Operating Procedures for Representation of Persons in Custody 2016 mandates setup of Prison Legal Aid Clinics in prisons across India. This study documents the functioning of the prison legal aid clinics in a few correctional homes in West Bengal.

August 23, 2017

Order of the Supreme Court on directing set up of committee to develop training manual for prison staffs vide case order dated 2nd May 2017

Order of the Supreme Court on directing set up of  committee  to develop  training  manual for prison staffs  vide  case order dated 2nd May 2017.

August 23, 2017

Roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Nationals in Foreign Prisons

CHRI and the Institute of Correctional Administration organised a roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Prisoners in Foreign Prisons on 13 July in Delhi. CHRI presented its preliminary findings from its upcoming report on Barriers to repatriation of sentenced Indian prisoners abroad.

July 06, 2017

CHRI contributes chapter on SDG16 in 'Civil Society Report on SDGs: Agenda 2030

Trinanjan Radhakrishnan, Programme Officer in the SIP speaking at the launch of the report, on the 6th of July 2017, at the Constitution Club of India.   'Civil Society Report on SDGs: Agenda 2030', was an initiative anchored by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan.

June 19, 2017

THE COMMONWEALTH AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL A Decade of Voting (2006-2016)

This report considers Commonwealth members’ voting patterns at the HRC and provides a basis for evaluating their engagement with the HRC to determine whether their voting behaviour is consistent with: HRC pledges, repeated commitments to Commonwealth values, votes of other Commonwealth countries, and their own past votes.

June 19, 2017

CHRI submission on Crime in India report to the NCRB

CHRI made a submission to the National Crime Records Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) in March 2017 on improving quality of data published in the annual series Crime in India report.

May 29, 2017

Fact Finding Report on Saharanpur violence

CHRI took part in a national level fact-finding constituted by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights to document and assess attack against Dalits in Shabbirpur village, Saharanpur, on 5 May 2017. The team spent two days - 14 and 15 May - in Saharanpur and met members of the Dalit families affected by the violence.

May 15, 2017

JAIL MAIL - PRESENTING THE REPORT OF CHRI’S NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON PRISON MONITORING

CHRI presented its two groundbreaking reports on prison monitoring titled ‘Looking Into the Haze – A Study on Prison Monitoring in India’ and ‘Circle of Justice – A National Report on Undertrial Review Committees’ to the representatives of the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commissions along with civil society and media on 08 November 20

April 25, 2017

CHRI calls for overhaul of Draft Rules in India to strengthen RTI

In a submission sent to the Department of Personnel and Training, CHRI has rejected the proposal to allow for the automatic abatement of appeals on the death of the appellant. CHRI has argued that the withdrawal and abatement clauses will only embolden vested interests to threaten and even seriously harm citizens from exposing corruption and maladministration, using RTI.

April 18, 2017

GOI’s Draft RTI Rules- CHRI invites comments on its suggestions for change

The Dept. of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India has extended the deadline for making submissions on the Draft RTI Rules, 2017 to 25th April, 2017. This gives us ample opportunity for submitting comments not only on the Draft Rules but also for suggesting Rules for implementing aspects of the law that are not covered in the existing Rules.