Publications


April 05, 2018

Writing on the Wall: Reflections on the North-East (2008)

Decades of State and non-State violence in India’s landlocked North-east have taken a heavy toll on livelihoods, incomes, governance, growth and image, besides lives.

April 02, 2018

Rites of Passage: Border Crossings, Imagined Homelands, India's East and Bangladesh (2000)

In many parts of India, particularly North-east India, the issue of migration is not just an emotive one, its a very question of survival of communities. Through this book, Hazarika aspires to shine a light on the unheard voices in the entire migration debate, pointing towards strategies that can bring about fundamental transformations at the ground level.

April 02, 2018

Government Orders

In 2006, the Supreme Court of India issued 7 directives on police reforms in Prakash Singh & ors versus Union of India & Ors. States have either passed new Police Acts or issued Government Orders/Notifications to implement the directives. This chart reviews compliance with the Court's directives in the Government Orders/Notifications issued by states post 2006.

April 02, 2018

Police Acts

In 2006, the Supreme Court of India issued 7 directives on police reforms in Prakash Singh & ors versus Union of India & Ors. States have either passed new Police Acts or issued Government Orders/Notifications to implement the directives. This chart reviews compliance with the Court's directives in the Police Acts passed by states post 2006.

March 30, 2018

Strangers Of The Mist: Tales of War and Peace from India's Northeast (1994)

Hazarika sheds light on numerous issues that are currently facing the states in North-east India through a collection of facts, and personal experiences. He attempts to bring awareness to a number of sensitive issues faced by Indians living in this region including migrations from neighbouring States, ethnic clashes, separatist outbreaks, and political unrest.

March 13, 2018

RTI cases pile up as vacancies in Information Commissions rise across India

Readers will remember our previous efforts to collate data about the use of RTI laws and the working of Information Commissions across India. This year, we mark the 25th anniversary of CHRI's work in India by releasing the Rapid Review 4.0 (previously named Rapid Study) of the State of Information Commissions and Use of RTI Laws across India. The full report of our Rapid Review 4.

March 08, 2018

JAIL MAIL: INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY: SPOTLIGHT ON WOMEN PRISONERS

On this Women’s Day, CHRI, through this Jail Mail commends the initiatives by Parliament, particularly the Committee on the Empowerment of Women to conduct studies on women in detention. The Jail Mail shares the recommendations of the committee and also a fact sheet titled ' Women Behind Bars'.

February 20, 2018

JAIL MAIL: Beyond Prison Walls – Conversation on Prisoners’ Rights

CHRI, in collaboration with Tihar Prisons, Bureau of Police Research & Development and Delhi School of Social Work,  organized a one-day seminar, ‘Beyond Prison Walls – Conversation on Prisoners’ Rights’ for prison inmates to freely interact with the justice system functionaries.

February 20, 2018

BEYOND PRISON WALLS - Conversation on Prisoners’ Rights

This report documents the one day seminar 'Beyond Prison Walls: Conversation on Prisoner’s Rights ' organised by Tihar prisons in collaboration with Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D), Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and Delhi School of Social Work (DSSW), on 23 September 2017.

February 06, 2018

CHRI’s Analysis and Recommendations on the draft notification setting up the Delhi Police Complaints Authority

This note presents Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s (CHRI) analysis and recommendations on the latest draft notification constituting the Police Complaints Authority for the National Capital Territory of Delhi. The draft notification was submitted to the Delhi High Court by the Office of the Lieutenant Governor based on which the analysis and recommendations have been prepared.