Maldives result affirmation of ordinary peoples belief in democratic processes: CHRI
Sept 26, 2018 New Delhi, India The peaceful vote for change in the Maldives Presidential elections is an affirmation of ordinary people in democratic processes and in upholding of dignity and rule of law, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) said here today.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Halt first executions in 60 years: CHRI to the Maldives
Commonwealth NGO calls on the island nation to maintain death penalty moratorium.
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