Publications


May 25, 2018

Shabbirpur caste violence: Fact finding and Status update

Fact-finding (May 2017)  CHRI was part of a national fact-finding organised by the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) to assess the situation in the aftermath of caste violence that took place on 5th May 2017 in Shabbirpur village of Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.

April 23, 2018

Government Compliance and Supreme Court directives on police reform

This note provides a quantitative assessment of the status of compliance by States and Union Territories with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms as directed in Prakash Singh and Ors. vs. Union of India and Ors.

April 02, 2018

Government Orders

In 2006, the Supreme Court of India issued 7 directives on police reforms in Prakash Singh & ors versus Union of India & Ors. States have either passed new Police Acts or issued Government Orders/Notifications to implement the directives. This chart reviews compliance with the Court's directives in the Government Orders/Notifications issued by states post 2006.

April 02, 2018

Police Acts

In 2006, the Supreme Court of India issued 7 directives on police reforms in Prakash Singh & ors versus Union of India & Ors. States have either passed new Police Acts or issued Government Orders/Notifications to implement the directives. This chart reviews compliance with the Court's directives in the Police Acts passed by states post 2006.

February 06, 2018

CHRI’s Analysis and Recommendations on the draft notification setting up the Delhi Police Complaints Authority

This note presents Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s (CHRI) analysis and recommendations on the latest draft notification constituting the Police Complaints Authority for the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The draft notification was submitted to the Delhi High Court by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor based on which the analysis and recommendations have been prepared.

January 22, 2018

It’s Time India’s Police Reclaimed Its Lost Time

By Basant Rath (The Wire) The 73-page report was titled ‘8 Hours Dream of Police’. Constable Ravindra Pandurang Patil of Mumbai police had, in his 17 years of service, sent the same report to successive police commissioners.

December 20, 2017

Delhi Police urged to resume monthly police-civil society meetings

Six civil society organisations have written to the Delhi Police leadership to urgently resume monthly meetings held between the police and women and child rights groups.    Held regularly from 2013 to 2016, only three meetings have been held in 2017, the NGOs said in the letter.

July 13, 2017

Model rules of procedure for police complaints authorities in India

CHRI has drafted Model Rules of Procedure to guide the inquiry process and functioning of the Police Complaints Authorities in India. The Model Rules, drafted following consultations with civil society, lawyers as well as few functional Authorities, also provide brief commentary to explain the rationale and purpose behind key provisions. These were first published in 2012 and updated in 2017.

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.