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Sep 26, 2018 Press-releases

Civil Society takes a stand on Cameroon – calls on Patricia Scotland and CMAG Foreign Ministers to defend Commonwealth values

London, 26th September 2018 -The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and 27 leading civil society organisations have called for Cameroon to be added to the formal agenda of the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG).

Sep 26, 2018 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

Submission to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG)

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) joined by the undersigned Commonwealth, international, and regional civil society groups draw the attention of CMAG to the number of indiscriminate killings, arbitrary arrests, detention without recourse to justice, and torture in Cameroon.

Sep 04, 2018 Blog

Charging GST on fees payable under India's RTI Act is blatantly illegal

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Nov 06, 2017 Resources

COMMONWEALTH HUMAN RIGHTS INITIATIVE (CHRI) INTERNSHIP AND STIPENDIARY OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY ON PUBLIC INTEREST LAW ISSUES

CHRI is an independent, non-partisan, international non- governmental organization. We work for the practical realisation of human rights of ordinary people in the Commonwealth.

Sep 21, 2017 Press-releases

CHRI draws attention to serious rights violation by Australia, Cameroon

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has filed two submissions to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), drawing their attention to serious and persistent violation of the Commonwealth’s fundamental political values and UN Treaty Body obligations by its member states

Mar 31, 2017 Press-releases

'Commonwealth must address human rights abuses in Cameroon’: CHRI

March 31 New Delhi The Commonwealth Secretary General Patricia Scotland has been urged to address the spiralling human rights violations in Cameroon, press President Biya to restore fundamental freedoms and refer the matter to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG).

Mar 13, 2017 Press-releases

CHRI urges Commonwealth to resist rights abuse robustly, says Liberties and Economic growth go together

March 13, 2017  New Delhi/Accra/London Today, 52 countries celebrate Commonwealth Day and aspire for ‘A Peace-building Commonwealth’.

Sep 28, 2016 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI responds to Commonwealth watchdog’s opinion on the Maldives

The situation in the Maldives continues to worsen. But the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), the watchdog appointed by the Commonwealth to guard democratic values in member states, continues to bark but not bite. CHRI responds to the latest review of the Maldives by CMAG.

Sep 21, 2016 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI on the Maldives and India’s silence on the country’s worsening situation

  During Yameen’s visit to New Delhi on the eve of the April CMAG meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed at India’s role as the “net security provider” in the Indian Ocean.

Sep 19, 2016 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI, in a report, draws attention to dire situation in the Maldives

This submission from the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) draws attention to serious failures of the Maldives government to make progress on priority areas identified by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in February 2016.