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Feb 24, 2017 Press-releases

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.

Feb 24, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

ActionAid Ghana implements women’s empowerment rights project

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.

Feb 22, 2017 Events

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.

Feb 16, 2017 Publications Access to Information

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.

Feb 15, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

NHRC to organise two-day seminar on bonded labour

The National Human Rights Commission will discuss the prevalence of bonded labour and challenges involved in its elimination during a two-day seminar here.

Feb 13, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

Human rights lawyers concern about civil liberties in India

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.

Feb 10, 2017 In-the-news Access to Information

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.