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Jun 20, 2017 Blog

In an RTI reply, CRPF says, the death of 25 personnel in the April 2017 ambush at Sukma, Chhattisgarh was not a violation of their human rights

June 20, 2017 By:Venkatesh Nayak Readers will recollect the dastardly attack on CRPF personnel that occurred in Chhattisgarh on 24 April, 2017.

Jun 20, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

Human Rights Watch raps India for '20 internet shutdowns in 2017'

India has received an earful from the Human Rights Watch, who in its recent report stated the nation has shut down the internet in various regions 20 times in the first five months of this year, all in states where violent protests took place.

Jun 19, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

Access to information law failing to meet EU minimum standards

Access Info Europe and seven Cypriot civil society organisations have raised concerns with the Cyprus government that a future access to information law would violate European standards if adopted in its current form, as it blocked access to unclassified information.

Jun 13, 2017 Events

A Brown Bag lunch with Mr. Kishore Bhargava

  June 12, 2017 New Delhi The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) hosted an energetic discussion with Mr. Kishore Bhargava, CEO of Linkaxis Technologies and member of the Governing Board of the Society for Development Communications today.

Jun 13, 2017 In-the-news Access to Information

All talk, little information

An assessment of relevant data recorded in the CIC’s annual reports of top government departments was conducted by Venkatesh Nayak and John Mascrinaus of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), an international not-for-profit organisation, for Frontline in early May.

Jun 03, 2017 In-the-news Prison Reform

$235 will help me come home

  Thirty two year old Adams Benson Oladetan, a Nigerian national continues to remain incarcerated in Presidency Correctional Home in Kolkata, India well past the official date of his release for lack of funds to return to his home country, Nigeria.

May 29, 2017 Events

CHRI Brown Bag with Mr. R. K. Mathur

(L-R) Mr. Sanjoy Hazarika (Director), Mr. R. K. Mathur and Venkatesh Nayak New Delhi, 29th May 2017-- The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) hosted a brown bag lunch with Mr. R. K.

May 29, 2017 Press-releases

CHRI demands independent inquiry on UP Police role in the ongoing Saharanpur violence

NewDelhi, 29May2017 On14-15May2017,CommonwealthHumanRightsInitiative(CHRI)visitedviolence-affectedShabbirpurandneighbouringvillagesinSaharanpurdistrict,UttarPradesh,aspartofanationallevelfact-findingteamledbytheNationalCampaignonDalitHumanRights(NCDHR).

May 29, 2017 Blog

CIC upholds GoI's decision to keep Naga Framework Agreement confidential under the RTI Act in the face of public

May 29, 2017 By: Venkatesh Nayak Readers will recollect that the Government of India (GoI) signed a peace accord (Naga Accord) with the Nationalist Socialist Council of Nagaland-IM (NSCN-IM) in August 2015 in the presence of the Hon'ble Prime Minister of India.

May 29, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

Evaluating human rights risks for mega-sporting event hosts

Businesses involved in major sporting events will increasingly need to have a more sophisticated understanding of how their activities, products and services might be involved in adverse human rights impacts.