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Jan 18, 2019 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT – WINTER SESSION 2018

This newsletter is in continuation of our previous jail mail on the Monsoon Session of Parliament.

Dec 31, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: IMPRISONMENT IN THE COMMONWEALTH COUNTRIES

Transparency is the first step towards accountability and disclosure of information is an important part of its attainment. I n 2019, CHRI hopes to continue its work to enhance transparency and accountability.

Jan 03, 2019 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL -Prisons & Parliament Monsoon Session 2018

This newsletter is in continuation of our earlier Jail Mail on questions asked in the 2018 Budget Session of the Parliament. You may recollect that in that session, which was held in January-April 2018, the Members of Parliament asked 45 questions relating to prisons and prisoners.

Dec 13, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: Human Rights Day 2018 -Prison Reforms: “Has anything changed on the ground?”

On the 70th Human Rights Day, celebrated to commemorate the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), CHRI  reviewed the critical issues which were deliberated on during the last six years in the 'Re Inhuman Conditions in 1382 jails' of this case.

Nov 28, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: KEY TO TRANSPARENCY: CHRI’S GUIDEBOOK ON RTI AND PRISONS

In October this year, India completed 13 years of having ushered in a progressive law, the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, which empowered Indian citizens to seek access to vital information necessary for the democratic functioning of our nation.

Nov 14, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL- LEGAL SERVICES DAY- LOOKING BACK AT AN EVENTFUL YEAR 2018

9th November 2018 marks the 24th Legal Services Day.  As is customary, we bring to you updates on the latest developments in legal aid in India.

Oct 05, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: SAFEGUARDING RIGHTS OF THE ARRESTED

October 2nd is a day about respecting the rule of law and the fundamentals of a democratic and just society, just as Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri had envisioned. To further the need to protect and safeguard the rights of accused persons, CHRI puts forth two publications.

Jul 20, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: NELSON MANDELA DAY

On Nelson Mandela Day, CHRI through this Jail Mail intends to raise awareness around issues relating to minimum standards which must be adhered to when incarcerating prisoners.

Jun 19, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

JAIL MAIL: PRISONS AND PARLIAMENT - BUDGET SESSION 2018

This newsletter is in continuation of our earlier Jail Mail (view here) on questions asked in the 2017-18 Winter Session of the Parliament. You may recollect that in that session, which was held in July-August 2017, the Members of Parliament asked 16 questions relating to prisons and prisoners.

Mar 08, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

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.