Publications


September 04, 2018

Legal Aid at Police Stations

The early phase of the criminal justice process is the most crucial period for those arrested or detained for an offence. Presence of a lawyer at this phase is important to safeguard the rights accorded to them.

August 09, 2018

Action: CHRI's appeal for urgent action: Illegal arrest of Dr Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh)

CHRI submitted an urgent action appeal to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Working Group of Arbitrary Detention, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression.

July 31, 2018

Justice A P Shah, Chairperson, Citizens Whisteblowers Forum writes to the Indian PM to prevent derailment of anti-corruption efforts

"Justice A. P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the Madras and Delhi High Courts, has written to the Prime Minister of India in his capacity as the Chairman of the Citizens Whistleblowers Forum, expressing concerns about the recent measures to dilute various legislations which could result in a spurt on corruption related offences.

July 20, 2018

JAIL MAIL: NELSON MANDELA DAY

On Nelson Mandela Day, CHRI through this Jail Mail intends to raise awareness around issues relating to minimum standards which must be adhered to when incarcerating prisoners.

July 19, 2018

Joint Recommendations for a Police Complaints Authority for Delhi

CHRI held a round-table consultation on the reconstitution of the Delhi Police Complaints Authority on 19 June 2018. The consultation saw the participation of civil society organisations, individual experts, representatives of the Delhi Government and the Delhi Police.

July 18, 2018

Report on Panel Discussion on ‘Reducing Pre-Trial Detention in the Commonwealth’

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) releases its report on ‘Reducing Use of Pre-Trial Detention in the Commonwealth’, an outcome of a panel discussion on why and how, and with what effect, countries in the Commonwealth have undertaken reforms to reduce prison populations and improve prison systems.

July 05, 2018

SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) launched its latest report, “SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape” on 4 July 2018 at the India International Centre.

June 30, 2018

Easier Said Than Done 2018

Pledges and Performance: Holding Commonwealth members to account at HRC Since the inception of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Easier Said Than Done​ ​(ESTD) series has reviewed Commonwealth member states’ performance at the HRC.

June 22, 2018

Decriminalising and Declassifying Petty Offences In Ghana

Petty offences have existed as part of the criminal law of England and were incorporated in the laws of Ghana following its colonisation.

June 19, 2018

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT - BUDGET SESSION 2018

This newsletter is in continuation of our earlier Jail Mail (view here) on questions asked in the 2017-18 Winter Session of the Parliament. You may recollect that in that session, which was held in July-August 2017, the Members of Parliament asked 16 questions relating to prisons and prisoners.