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Apr 20, 2018 Events

Sanjoy Hazarika, International Director's remarks at CHRI's 30th anniversary reception at the House of Lords on 18th April

Lord Carlile, Baroness Stern, Richard Bourne, Maja Daruwala, members of the house of Commons and members of the House of Lords, distinguished colleagues and friends: Thank you for being here.

Apr 01, 2018 Staff Snippets

PHD Chamber Women’s Car Rally 2018: Women wheeling to power

(Hindustantimes.com) Fun coupled with adventure, TDS (Time/Speed/Distance) rally is no easy feat as it requires calculation, and puts to test car’s reliability and responsiveness, a driver’s ability and a navigator’s accuracy in interpreting specific route instructions.

Apr 17, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI's launch landmark report on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, and Child Exploitation in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), launched its CHOGM report on Friday, 13th April, which set out recommendations through which governments and civil society could work towards ‘Sustainable Development Goal 8.7’ relating to the eradication of modern slavery.

Apr 17, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

India Will Be Integral to the Commonwealth’s Future

"So what could India achieve with the Commonwealth? The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) may give some clues. With a head office in Delhi, it is one of the few parts of the Commonwealth not based in London...

Apr 16, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

'Commit to ending slavery', Commonwealth leaders told ahead of Queen's historic summit

(standard.co.uk) Commonwealth countries must act now to end modern slavery, according to a petition signed by more than 64,000 people.

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Sanjoy Hazarika, human rights activist, scholar, author, journalist, filmmaker and policy adviser is International Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an international NGO working on issues relating to human rights in the Commonwealth.

Apr 13, 2018 In-the-news Police Reform

Justice Denied: A Road Accident That Wasn't, a Lynching That Was

By Neha Dixit (thewire.

Apr 13, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

Is the Commonwealth a plausible substitute for the EU?

WHENrepresentativesoftheCommonwealth’s53countriesmeetinLondonandatWindsorCastlenextweek,anarrayofrosystatisticswillbebandiedabout.Theorganisationembracesathirdoftheworld’speople,aquarteroftheUN’smembershipandafifthofthegloballandmass.

Apr 01, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

Amid rising attacks, Commonwealth nations urged to tackle threats to media freedom

Call to sign 12-point code of principles; London to host CHOGM next week Six Commonwealth organisations have called on member states to sign up to a 12-point code of principles on freedom of expression and the media, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London next week, and

Multimedia International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI in Commonwealth discussion on growing pressures on the media

  April 11th saw an all star lineup for a panel discussion 'In defence of free media: What can the Commonwealth do?' at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London.