Publications


May 20, 2018

Enough is Enough

CHRI was one of 95 CSOs that signed a joint public letter calling for independent investigations in the OPT.

May 19, 2018

CHRI at CHOGM 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has long been a major target of CHRI’s advocacy work for the upholding of Commonwealth States’ human rights commitments. This CHOGM, in London in April 2018 was special for CHRI.

May 15, 2018

Cameroon: UN Review should condemn crackdown on rights

15 May 2018 Geneva Cameroon’s human rights situation is to be reviewed at the United Nations' Human Rights Council in Geneva today, under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. The UN Human Rights Council carries out UPR review every four and a half years and this is the third-cycle review for Cameroon.

May 12, 2018

Canada defends human rights record during UPR

May 11, 2018 Geneva During Canada’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) last week at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), members of the Council urged Canada to improve its treatment of Indigenous people, in particular women and girls.

May 12, 2018

CHRI: protect journalists, minority rights, end impunity, high praise for handling of Rohingya crisis

Geneva / Delhi May 12, 2018 Bangladesh needs to show it is taking action to protect journalists and bloggers, human rights defenders, strongly defend minority rights and tackle issues arising from impunity around enforced disappearances when its human rights record comes up on for review Monday, May 14, before the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group

April 13, 2018

Creating an Effective Coalition to Achieve Sdg 8.7

Commonwealth Heads of Government Meetings (CHOGM) can be defining momentsin Commonwealth history. 1971 is remembered for the Singapore Declaration, the 1991 for the Harare Declaration, and 1995 for the Millbrook Commonwealth Action Plan.

July 06, 2017

CHRI contributes chapter on SDG16 in 'Civil Society Report on SDGs: Agenda 2030

Trinanjan Radhakrishnan, Programme Officer in the SIP speaking at the launch of the report, on the 6th of July 2017, at the Constitution Club of India.   'Civil Society Report on SDGs: Agenda 2030', was an initiative anchored by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan.

June 19, 2017

THE COMMONWEALTH AT THE HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL A Decade of Voting (2006-2016)

This report considers Commonwealth members’ voting patterns at the HRC and provides a basis for evaluating their engagement with the HRC to determine whether their voting behaviour is consistent with: HRC pledges, repeated commitments to Commonwealth values, votes of other Commonwealth countries, and their own past votes.

December 02, 2016

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery : CHRI calls for an end to modern Slavery

On the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery we are launching an online petition, in partnership with Walk Free, to support Commonwealth action against Modern Slavery. This is vital because Modern Slavery is a Commonwealth issue. Across our 52 countries the Global Slavery Index estimates 24.9 million men, women, and children are living in slavery.

October 21, 2016

CHRI marks 25th anniversary of the Harare Declaration

CHRI called on the Secretary-General, intergovernmental institutions, 52 member governments, and all Commonwealth Accredited Organisations to mark yesterday’s anniversary by committing to actively promoting and defending the values as laid out in the Harare Declaration and Commonwealth Charter.