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Dec 06, 2016 Blog

Maldives departs the Commonwealth: An in-depth analysis

By Trinanjan Radhakrishnan The Maldives’ departure from the Commonwealth leaves no doubt that the government is not committed to upholding the values of democracy and respect for human rights.

Oct 24, 2016 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

Maldives has left The Commonwealth. Our comment asks for continued monitoring

Democratic values and human rights in the Maldives have been severely compromised in recent times, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative has found. In light of the country’s recent decision to leave the Commonwealth, the situation in the island nation needs closer scrutiny than ever before.

Oct 16, 2016 Press-releases

Maldives decision aimed at stifling democracy

A group of Human Rights organizations and activists from South Asia, expressing disappointment at the decision of the Maldives to leave the Commonwealth, says this could lead to greater authoritarianism in the island nation.

Oct 13, 2016 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

Maldives quits the Commonwealth

In a surprise move the Maldivian government announced it would quit the Commonwealth, the Maldives Independent has reported.

Oct 13, 2016 About Us

INTERNS AND STIPENDIARY OPPORTUNITIES FOR RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY ON PUBLIC INTEREST LAW ISSUES 2016

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.

Oct 04, 2016 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

Diplomat Says India Detached from Gross Abuses in Maldives

The Maldives has come under the scrutiny of two international human rights organizations, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative and Amnesty International.

Sep 29, 2016 Publications Strategic Initiatives

CHRI Releases Updated Human Rights Advocacy Guide

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) today released an updated handbook on human rights advocacy in the Commonwealth. Our last edition was published in 2005.

Sep 28, 2016 Publications Strategic Initiatives

CHRI responds to Commonwealth watchdog’s opinion on the Maldives

The situation in the Maldives continues to worsen. But the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG), the watchdog appointed by the Commonwealth to guard democratic values in member states, continues to bark but not bite. CHRI responds to the latest review of the Maldives by CMAG.

Sep 21, 2016 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

CHRI on the Maldives and India’s silence on the country’s worsening situation

  During Yameen’s visit to New Delhi on the eve of the April CMAG meeting, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pointed at India’s role as the “net security provider” in the Indian Ocean.

Sep 19, 2016 Publications Strategic Initiatives

CHRI, in a report, draws attention to dire situation in the Maldives

This submission from the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) draws attention to serious failures of the Maldives government to make progress on priority areas identified by the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG) in February 2016.