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.

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.