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.

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.

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.