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Mar 30, 2017 In-the-news Access to Information

Only 3 Ministries complying with Cab Sec transparency orders, says CHRI study

Only four of the 52 ministries have "fully" complied with the Cabinet Secretariats last years directive to proactively put in public domain monthly reports of the work done by them, a CHRI report said.

Mar 30, 2017 Blog

Government of India tells Parliament it does not monitor poor compliance

The Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions has said in Parliament yesterday (29th March, 2017) that the Government has not put in place any mechanism to monitor compliance of ministries and departments with a June 2016 directive of the Cabinetcretariat (Cab.

Mar 30, 2017 In-the-news Police Reform

Police force should have more women on board: Experts at CHRI Conference

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s (CHRI) National Conference on police response to rape survivors today stressed the need for greater representation of women in the police force and rigorous training in evidence collection and investigation, without which convictions in cases bec

Mar 30, 2017 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

CHRI Film festival addresses human rights issues

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative’s (CHRI) inaugural film festival, “Matter of Rights(s)” was successfully held at the University of Delhi on March 24-25, and at Jamia Millia Islamia on March 27.

Mar 29, 2017 Press-releases

Women rights proponents demand effective police response to rape survivors

New Delhi March 29, 2017:   A national conference on police response to rape survivors today stressed the need for greater representation of women in the police force and rigorous training in evidence collection and investigation, without which convictions in cases become “impossibl

Mar 28, 2017 Events

National Conference on 'First Response, Good Policing and Rape Survivors'

Date: 29 March 2017 Place: New Delhi Seeking to bridge gaps in police response to victims of rape and sexual assault, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is convening a National Conference on 'First Response, Good Policing and Rape Survivors' here on 29th March (Wednesday).

Mar 28, 2017 Blog

Making Aadhaar mandatory for IT returns: Gross violation of constitutional provisions

The media has reported a very disturbing news yesterday. The Government of India is seeking to amend the Income Tax Act, 1961 to make it compulsory for taxpayers to have Aadhaar for filing income tax returns (IT returns).

Mar 28, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

UK puts UN human rights council 'on notice' after continued anti-Israel activity

The United Kingdom’s delegation to the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) announced Friday that it will vote against all future anti-Israel resolutions if the council persists in its disproportionate focus on the Jewish state.

Mar 17, 2017 Blog

Revelations from Central Information Commission's 2016 Annual Report

March 17, 2016 By: Venkatesh Nayak The Central Information Commission has published the Annual Report for 2015-16 regarding the implementation of The Right to Information Act, 2005 (RTI Act) on its website today.