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Feb 05, 2018 Press-releases

Respect Supreme Court ruling, exercise restraint: CHRI to Maldives

Feb 4, 2018 New Delhi,India Disturbed by reports of clashes between security forces and demonstrators in the Maldives over the country’s Supreme Court verdict freeing political prisoners, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has urged the government to exercise restraint, respec

Feb 02, 2018 Press-releases

South Asian groups welcome Maldives Supreme Court order to release political prisoners

Feb 02, 2018 New Delhi, India The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and the South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN ) welcome the decision by the Maldives’ Supreme Court for the release of all political prisoners.

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 12, 2017 Press-releases

Commonwealth Small States highlight challenges, calls for support from the community

Geneva, Sep. 12, 2017 Leading Small States of the Commonwealth today called for a more inclusive approach to human rights in the UN Human Rights Council that reflected their concerns, development interests and priorities.

Sep 11, 2017 Events

CHRI to hold panel discussion on ‘Small States at the Human Rights Council’

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is organizing a panel discussion on the margins of the 36th session of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva on Sep 12, 2017.

Sep 07, 2017 Press-releases

Swiftly investigate Lankesh murder and end impunity: editors from South Asia, Australia, UK

New Delhi/London, Sept 7, 2017 An international group of editors, writers and media professionals from South Asia, the UK and Australia have joined demands seeking swift action in the murder of prominent journalist Gauri Lankesh.

Aug 07, 2017 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

Commonwealth Small States at the UN Human Rights Council

Small states make up the majority of the Commonwealth; 32 out of 52. However, while 15 of 20 members not classed as small states have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), only four of the 32 small states have served.

Jul 21, 2017 Press-releases

Halt first executions in 60 years: CHRI to the Maldives

Commonwealth NGO calls on the island nation to maintain death penalty moratorium.

Jun 20, 2017 Press-releases

Experts call on Commonwealth to build Human Rights capacity of members

CHRI’s HRC side event – Report Release of ‘Missed Opportunities: The Commonwealth at the Human Rights Council: A Decade of Voting (2006-2016)’ 20th June 2017 Geneva Senior international human rights experts have urged the Commonwealth to develop capacity and training

Apr 25, 2017 Press-releases

CHRI condemns killing of Maldives Human Rights Defender

NEW DELHI April 24, 2017 The murder of Yameen Rasheed, a popular social media blogger and activist, on 23rd April 2017 is the most recent in a series of attacks against government critics in the Maldives.