Publications


May 16, 2019

CHRI Quarterly Newsletter: April 2019

  Dear readers, We are happy to present the latest newsletter reporting on our activities over the past year, which witnessed both been a continuation of CHRI’s mandate as well as an expansion of its scope. In 2018, we researched newer subjects, undertook more research, launched several reports and met with human rights stakeholders from across fields and geographies.

May 13, 2019

Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan 2019

This report is a follow up on CHRI’s 2016 report titled “Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan”.

April 28, 2019

​A Report on Excessive Delay of Cases and Prolonged Pre-trial Detentions​

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Africa Office has since 2008 been implementing a project dubbed the “Justice Centers Project” to promote increased access to justice and protection of the human rights of the poor and indigent within the criminal justice system in Ghana and by extension West Africa.

April 11, 2019

Guidebook- University Based Legal Aid Clinics and Persons in Custody

Within the legal aid delivery framework, access to justice for persons in custody has always been an area of considerable neglect.

April 05, 2019

WORKSHOP ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION for stakeholders in Kenya supported by the Commonwealth Foundation 14-15 Nov 2018

CHRI visited Kenya in November 2018 and conducted one national level workshop in Nairobi in collaboration with Katiba Institute with government representatives and other stakeholders on challenges to the implementation of the Access to Information Act in Kenya.

April 05, 2019

WORKSHOP ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION for civil society representatives in Kenya supported by the Commonwealth Foundation 16 Nov 2018

CHRI visited Kenya in November 2018 and conducted a workshop with the representatives from civil society in Nakuru County, Kenya in collaboration with Katiba Institute and MidRift Human Rights Network. The workshop was a part of capacity buliding exercise of civil society representatives to help them use the Access to Information Act more effectively.

April 04, 2019

JAIL MAIL: MAPPING DATA ON INDIAN PRISONS 2019

Taking forward CHRI’s mandate and objective to make prisons more transparent, open them up to accountability, and encourage the sharing of prison data in the public domain, CHRI shares its 'Indian Prison Data Map'.

March 28, 2019

Model policy for Women in India

  Increasing the numbers and role of women in police has slowly, albeit firmly, gained policy recognition in India. Through several initiatives, the Government of India reiterates gender diversity in policing as an important measure for affording greater protection to, and preventing crimes against, women, and for “improving the image of the police...

March 08, 2019

CHRI's Audit of Delhi Police's All Woman Police Control Vans

On 9 September 2016, the Delhi Police rolled out a pilot project to operate five All Women Police Control Room (AWPCR) vans in Delhi. To assess their performance and impact, the Delhi Police commissioned the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) to conduct an independent audit of the AWPCR vans.

March 05, 2019

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT – BUDGET SESSION 2019

The Interim Budget Session of the Parliament was held from 31 January 2019 to 13 February 2019 with 10 sittings. This short session witnessed 23 questions on prisons and prisoners on a variety of topics including Prison Infrastructure, Deaths in Prisons, Implementation of Model Prison Manual, Foreign National Prisoners (FNP) in India, Indian Nationals in Foreign Prisons and Shelter Homes.