June 29, 2016

Training on Prison Visiting System for Non-Official Visitors (NOVs) on 19th & 20th January, 2016 in Jaipur

The aim of this workshop was to develop the knowledge, skill and commitment of NOVs who have been appointed after a gap of 2 years.

June 27, 2016

CHRI Objects to Removal of RTI Chapter from Rajasthan School Text Books

In May this year, the media reported the removal of a chapter relating to RTI and the contribution of the people's movement to the practical realisation of the fundamental right to information across the country from text books prescribed for middle school students in Rajasthan.  CHRI's Chairperson Mr.

June 22, 2016

Handbook on Referral Bodies in the Criminal Justice System: for socio-legal assistance for prisoners

Handbook on Referral Bodies in the Criminal Justice System

June 22, 2016

Transparency of Information about Arrests and Detentions

Covering multiple jurisdictions, i.e., 23 States across India and the Union Territory of Delhi, this report examines police compliance with Section 41C of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC).1 Section 41C is part of a series of amendments to the CrPC that Parliament made in 2009.

June 22, 2016

CHRI - Submission on National Policy for Women 20 June 2016

The following submission provides comments and recommendations by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on the Draft National Policy for Women 2016. CHRI is an independent, non-governmental organisation working towards the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth.

June 22, 2016

What is History Ticket ? - Poster

What is History Ticket ?

June 21, 2016

CHRI Recommendations on NALSA (Free And Competent Legal Services) Regulations,2010

Legal services institutions are mandated to constitute a panel of legal aid lawyers. As per Regulation 8(5), they may maintain separate panels dealing with different types of cases.

June 21, 2016


This questionnaire is divided into three parts. The first part poses questions on access to legal aid at the police station, the second on the existing legal aid framework and the third on the modalities of a public defender model.

June 16, 2016

Jail Mail - Riots in Varanasi Jail : A Sequel

Four riots in jails in Uttar Pradesh over the last of couple months speak of a penal system under strain, crying for a human overhaul.  Maja Daruwala, Director of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, writes in her article in the Outlook titled “Number 57 Said To Number 3” that the conditions that led to prison riots in Varanasi and elsewhere exist in every state.

June 08, 2016

Easier Said than Done Sierra Leone

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative brought out the 2016 edition of Easier Said Than Done