Publications


November 20, 2017

CHRI's Draft Note on Video Conferencing Safeguards

The presence of an accused during his trial is a fair trial right guaranteed under the Constitution. In 2008, the Code of Criminal Procedure 1973 (CrPC) was amended to introduce electronic video-linkage as an alternative method for production of an accused in court.

November 08, 2017

JAIL MAIL: LEGAL SERVICES DAY: LOOKING BACK AT AN EVENTFUL YEAR

9th November 2017 marks the 23rd Legal Services Day. As is customary, we bring to you an update on the latest developments in legal aid in India. In the last one year NALSA has brought a slew of changes, which we believe can go a long way in improving access to legal aid in the country.

November 08, 2017

Roles & Duties of Para-Legal Volunteers on 2nd May 2017 at Patherdabi, New Collectorate Building, Howrah

The training was aimed at training the Para-Legal Volunteers appointed by the DLSA, Howrah throughout the district to man the front office of the DLSA & SDLSC, Police Stations, Correctional Homes and Block Level Offices. In the past, a few had shared their inability to understand their roles and responsibilities in carrying out their function.

October 12, 2017

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT

The last parliament session - 'Monsoon Session' was held from 17th July to 11th August 2017. During the session, the Members of Parliament (MPs) posed questions to various ministries to seek information on the working of the government and therefore bring more accountability. This session saw MPs pose 24 questions on prisons and prisoners.

September 14, 2017

Prison Legal Aid Clinics in West Bengal: Bringing Justice Closer?

NALSA Standard Operating Procedures for Representation of Persons in Custody 2016 mandates setup of Prison Legal Aid Clinics in prisons across India. This study documents the functioning of the prison legal aid clinics in a few correctional homes in West Bengal.

August 23, 2017

Order of the Supreme Court on directing set up of committee to develop training manual for prison staffs vide case order dated 2nd May 2017

Order of the Supreme Court on directing set up of  committee  to develop  training  manual for prison staffs  vide  case order dated 2nd May 2017.

August 23, 2017

Roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Nationals in Foreign Prisons

CHRI and the Institute of Correctional Administration organised a roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Prisoners in Foreign Prisons on 13 July in Delhi. CHRI presented its preliminary findings from its upcoming report on Barriers to repatriation of sentenced Indian prisoners abroad.

July 19, 2017

Report- Step inside an Indian Prison

CHRI in collaboration with West Bengal Judicial Academy & the Regional Institute of Correctional Administration, Kolkata, organised Prison Visits ‘Step Inside an Indian Prison’ for District Judges [Entry Level] and Civil Judges (Junior Division) on 7th and 10th July 2017 to Dum Dum Central Correctional Home, Kolkata.

May 15, 2017

JAIL MAIL - PRESENTING THE REPORT OF CHRI’S NATIONAL CONSULTATION ON PRISON MONITORING

CHRI presented its two groundbreaking reports on prison monitoring titled ‘Looking Into the Haze – A Study on Prison Monitoring in India’ and ‘Circle of Justice – A National Report on Undertrial Review Committees’ to the representatives of the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commissions along with civil society and media on 08 November 20

March 31, 2017

CHRI's Submission to NCRB on Prison Statistics India

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 Prison Statistics India report.