HAVE WE FAILED THE ROHINGYA?
June 20, 2018 By: Palak Chaudhari “yeh lo Rohingya ka bacha, photo le lo iska, sabko Rohingya ka bacha ka hi photo lena hota hai na.”(Here, this is the child of a Rohingya! Go ahead take a photo, everyone just wants to take pictures of a Rohingya child).
174 NGOs call on the United Nations to condemn Bangladesh drug war
(idpc.net) Civil society calls on the UN to take action in response to the killing of 130 people suspected of drug dealing by the Bangladeshi police.
Guide for Prison Officers Refugees & Asylum Seekers
Asylum Seekers and refugees often get detained for lack of proper knowledge and the ambiguity of existing law with regard to their protection in India.
Fair and Unbiased Policing Still a Far Cry in India
(thewire.in) By Maja Daruwala Officialdom often likes to bad-mouth civil society organisations and NGOs for doing little of worth.
For 74 Indian activists, the punishment for seeking the truth has been death
(www.businessinsider.in) 68 Right to Information (RTI) activists have been killed since 2005, while 6 have committed suicide, according to the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.There is no law to protect activists or to prevent their personal details from falling into the wrong hands.
Sterlite/Vedanta, Coal India and POSCO are among 17 Indian companies blacklisted by Norway from investment of its pension funds
Image courtesy: www.thehindu.com June 01, 2018 By: Venkatesh Nayak Readers may recall the gory incidents that took place at Thoothukudi (Tuticorin) in Tamil Nadu in the southern part of India on 22 May, 2018.
Interview with Mr Venkatesh Nayak RTI movement INDIA (Sri Lanka)
Special Interview with Mr.
CHRI demands NHRC investigation, end to police excesses in Tuticorin
New Delhi, May 28, 2018 Calling for an immediate investigation by the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) into the police firing that killed 13 protesters at the Sterlite Copper plant in Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) condemns the continuing repressi
Fellowship for documenting the current state of affairs in cases of attacks on RTI activists
Background There are increasing reports of Right to Information activists being threatened for seeking information from public authorities as they seek to expose corruption and wrong doing.
Memorandum on the Ghana RTI Bill, 2018 to the Joint Committee of Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Communications
Ghana recently introduced the Right to Information Bill, 2018. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has submitted a Memorandum on the Bill to the Joint Committee of Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Communications in Ghana.