Publications


February 24, 2016

Searching for a Lost Democracy: A Fact Finding Mission Report on the Maldives

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) undertook a fact-finding mission to the Maldives on November 22–26, 2015. The fact-finding was prompted by grave concerns regarding the protection of human rights, democracy and the rule of law in the Maldives.

January 29, 2016

Arrest Memos: A Study on Requirements and Compliance in Rajasthan and West Bengal

This study examines adherence to Section 41B(b) of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 in the two states of Rajasthan and West Bengal. It explains the larger legal framework and provides an overview of police compliance, judicial scrutiny, and the availability and quality of procedural guidance issued by police departments on how best to comply with Section 41B(b).

January 28, 2016

Legal Aid for Prisoners : Status Report on Implementation of three schemes in Rajasthan

The report has been divided into three segments. The first segment, an executive summary, second the mandate and third the findings.  The executive summary provides the backdrop on legal aid, the purpose and process of the report, the key findings  of the study and the recommendations following thereof.

December 28, 2015

101 things you wanted to know about the police but were too afraid to ask [Odia]

December 25, 2015

Police Organisation in India

While the police is the most visible arm of the state, the public has little knowledge about the internal structure and organisation of the various police forces – state and central – in India. Most people do not know how the police is organised, staffed, governed, financed and run; or the differences between police organisations in size, scope and mandate.

December 23, 2015

101 things you wanted to know about the police but were too afraid to ask [Tamil]

December 22, 2015

White Paper on Crime Mapping Study in Delhi

This  White Paper is the outcome of a collaboration between the Praja Foundation and the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative which presents comprehensive data, covering January to December 2014 on select parameters related to crime and policing in Delhi, namely: Crime statistics, including breakdowns by district and police station;Strength and shortfall of police personnel, with ran

December 22, 2015

Legal Aid and You Hindi

December 22, 2015

FIR Pamphlet Hindi

December 22, 2015

Arrest and Detention Hindi