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Jul 16, 2018 In-the-news Police Reform

Civil society group releases damning findings on Thoothukudi police violence

The independent body conducted an inquest in June and presented their findings in Chennai on Sunday.

Jul 12, 2018 About Us

Research Officer - Director's Office

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working for human rights across the Commonwealth.

Jul 12, 2018 About Us

Media and Communications Officer

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working on human rights issues across the Commonwealth.

Jul 05, 2018 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) launched its latest report, “SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape” on 4 July 2018 at the India International Centre.

Jan 01, 2018 News & Media

Staff Achievements

Raja Bagga (Prison Reforms team, 2013-18) has received the prestigious Chevening Scholarship to study Criminal Justice Policy (MSc) at the London School of Economics. "The course fits perfectly with my five years of prison reform work at CHRI.

Jul 02, 2018 Team New Delhi - Access to Justice- Prison Reform

Arijeet Ghosh

Arijeet Ghosh is a Project Officer with the Prison Reforms Program. He has finished his B.A. LL.B. (Hons.) from Gujarat National Law Universtiy, Gandhinagar and has completed his LL.M. with a specialisation in Human Rights from University College London.

Jul 02, 2018 Press-releases

Experts Call for Accountability in UN Human Rights Council: CHRI report on Pakistan, Kenya, Australia, UK, Rwanda, South Africa and Nigeria released

Geneva -- Citing the poor quality of compliance by Commonwealth countries with their international commitments at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), human rights experts and civil society groups strongly attacked what they called the ‘undemocratic practice’ of clean slate elections at th

Jun 30, 2018 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

Easier Said Than Done 2018

Pledges and Performance: Holding Commonwealth members to account at HRC Since the inception of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Easier Said Than Done​ ​(ESTD) series has reviewed Commonwealth member states’ performance at the HRC.

Jun 29, 2018 Press-releases

CHRI delivers oral statement at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) adoption of Bahamas at the Human Rights Council

  Universal Periodic Review (UPR) adoption of Bahamas Oral Statement Delivered by Mr. Yashasvi Nain on Behalf of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Mr.

Jul 02, 2018 Press-releases

Joint Statement on Ghana’s Right to Information Bill, 2018

July 2,  2018 The undersigned international organisations are committed to promoting and protecting the human right to access information held by public institutions or the right to information.