Publications


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.

October 06, 2017

RTI workshop in Bangkok: Proactive Information Disclosure – Parameters, Performance & Pushing the Envelope

CHRI made a presentation on 'Proactive Information Disclosure - Parameters, Performance and Pushing the Envelope' at the workshop on the Right to Information for Stakeholders in South and South East Asia. The workshop was organised in Bangkok on October 3-4, 2017.

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.

July 13, 2017

Model rules of procedure for police complaints authorities in India

CHRI has drafted Model Rules of Procedure to guide the inquiry process and functioning of the Police Complaints Authorities in India. The Model Rules, drafted following consultations with civil society, lawyers as well as few functional Authorities, also provide brief commentary to explain the rationale and purpose behind key provisions. These were first published in 2012 and updated in 2017.

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.

June 19, 2017

CHRI submission on Crime in India report to the NCRB

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 Crime in India report.