December 13, 2016

“Rough Roads to Equality: Women Police in Bangladesh”: CHRI’s ground breaking report now in Bangla

The Bangla version of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s (CHRI) landmark report “Rough Roads to Equality: Women Police in Bangladesh” was launched in Dhaka, Bangladesh, at an event jointly organised by the Manusher Jonno Foundation and CHRI on 22 November, 2016. An English version of the report was released in the country a year ago.

November 30, 2016

Compliance with Supreme Court Directives on Police Reforms: An Overview

This note provides information on the status of compliance by states and union territories with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms, as of November 2016.

October 19, 2016

CHRI with Tanzanian stakeholders launches report on better policing in Tanzania

CHRI, in cooperation with Tanganyika Law Society (TLS), Commission for Human Rights and Good Governance (CHRAGG) and other members of Haki na Usalama Forum launched a position paper entitled "The Police and the Executive: Roles and Responsibilities" in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

August 19, 2016

Actionable Measures on Police Reforms

It is the State’s duty to provide the public with an efficient, responsive and law-abiding police service. As such, the government must ensure that each police officer and the police as a service go about their functions and duties in a manner that respects human rights and the rule of law, builds confidence and cooperation with the community.

August 19, 2016

THE POLICE — POLITICIAN PARADIGM -The Executive - Police Relationship

This paper seeks to add clarity and enhance debate as to the relationship between the political executive and police, particularly how it can be delineated in statutes.

July 22, 2016

Briefing Note on Standards on Investigation and Protection of Victims and Witnesses in instances of Caste Atrocities

On 11 July 2016, four Dalit men were abused, stripped and beaten with iron rods and wooden sticks for allegedly skinning a dead cow. The incident took place in Una town, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat. The brutality lasted for hours in full public view but no one intervened. Not even the police.

June 22, 2016

CHRI - Submission on National Policy for Women 20 June 2016

The following submission provides comments and recommendations by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on the Draft National Policy for Women 2016. CHRI is an independent, non-governmental organisation working towards the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth.

May 17, 2016

101 things you wanted to know about the police but were too afraid to ask (Kenya)

The primary purpose of 101 Things You Wanted to Know About the Police But Were Too Afraid to Ask is to improve relations between the police and the public. The brightly illustrated and easy to digest publication looks like a child's comic but gives serious and much needed information to the people of Kenya and its police in a Q-and-A form.