CHRI’s “Virtual Police Station” makes waves in Kolkata
February 24, 2017 To demystify the criminal justice system for students, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) showcased its groundbreaking multimedia tool--“Virtual Police Station” (VPS) at the inauguration of Amity Law School’s legal aid clinic in Kolkata today.
About 6,000 rural women in eight districts in Ghana are to benefit from “women empowerment and rights project” to help reduce unpaid care work and to improve economic self-reliance of rural women.
Mass protests, movements, and mobilization – often articulated and organized through social media – swept the continent in 2016.
Making the Right to Information a reality in Sri Lanka: The Role of Non-State Actors
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Sri Lanka is hosting a dialogue on the country's recently implemented Right To Information Act (RTI) on February 22 from 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm at the Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall, Colombo.
In the last 12 months, Martin Luther King’s “arc of the moral universe” has bent towards lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) human rights.
The Body Shop has no plans to continue advertising with the Daily Mail after it said the paper’s editorial stance seemed “to go against” the firm’s commitment to human rights.
Malawi becomes 23rd country to enact an RTI law in the Commonwealth
President Peter Mutharika has given his assent to the Access to Information Bill that Malawi's Parliament approved in December 2016. Malawi becomes the 23rd country in the Commonwealth to enact a national level law guaranteeing access to information to its people.
The National Human Rights Commission will discuss the prevalence of bonded labour and challenges involved in its elimination during a two-day seminar here.
The threat to civil liberties in India is very serious but there is also a lot of resistance against this threat in the country, according to one of India’s leading human rights lawyers. “In India, the threat to civil liberties is very, very serious.
Sri Lanka Jumps to Third Place Globally on the RTI Rating
Sri Lanka has overtaken all Commonwealth countries in RTI ratings according to Tobey Mendel's Centre for Law and Democracy. CHRI provided technical assistance to stakeholders in Sri Lanka for formulating the Regulations and Rules.