January 25, 2011

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiave through Maja Daruwala vs. State of Maharashtra. Criminal PIL No. 12 of 2010

Based on its study on pathetic living conditions in Maharashtra sub jails, CHRI sent a letter petition to High Court of Maharasthra in 2010. The case was admitted and the court gave a series of directions which primarily included the formation of Board of Visitors in every sub jail with socially sensitive members of the civil society.

January 01, 2011

Alwar Study- The Right to Legal Representation and Access to Justice

Right to access to justice is considered as an essential fair trial standard both in international human rights law1 and in the domestic law of the land. The international community believes that pre-trial detention should be used as a last resort and decided only upon considering the investigation of the alleged offence and the protection of society and the victim from the accused.