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Aug 12, 2017 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

Discrimination, being North-eastern and ‘Indian-ness’

Being Indian is no easy task. We cannot be guided by one view of India, or how an Indian should look, what he or she should or should not eat or dress or behave. We need to move towards a more inclusive society and sense of community.

Aug 16, 2017 Press-releases

Kenya Election 2017: CHRI congratulates President-elect, calls on all parties to peacefully resolve disputes, police to use restraint

New Delhi, Aug 16, 2017 The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) commends Kenya on the successful conclusion of the 2017 General Elections, recognised by international observers as free and fair, despite incidents of violence in which 24 persons were killed.

Aug 16, 2017 Commonwealth_news commonwealth_news

Dell EMC boss backs push for LGBTI rights

Dell EMC’s president Enterprise APJ David Webster used the vendor’s annual Sydney talkfest to show support for the rights of the LGBTI community in Australia.

Aug 14, 2017 In-the-news Prison Reform

Indian jails overflowing with prisoners

The annual report of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) says that the average overcrowding rate in Indian prisons is 14 per cent.

Jul 25, 2017 In-the-news Access to Information

J&K scribes get RTI tips

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in collaboration with Jammu and Kashmir (J and K) RTI Movement conducted a half day sensitisation workshop for journalists at the Institute of Management and Public Administration (IMPA), Srinagar on July 25, 2017.

Aug 10, 2017 About Us

Chair, London Executive Committee

  The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is seeking a Chairperson for the board of Trustees of our London office. CHRI is an international human rights non- governmental organisation working across the Commonwealth.

Jul 25, 2017 In-the-news Access to Information

Kashmir’s Central University to set up RTI Clinic

Jammu and Kashmir’s Central University has announced setting up of a Right to Information (RTI) Clinic on the campus in Nowgam near state's summer capital Srinagar. This was made possible following the efforts of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).

Aug 07, 2017 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

Commonwealth Small States at the UN Human Rights Council

Small states make up the majority of the Commonwealth; 32 out of 52. However, while 15 of 20 members not classed as small states have been elected to the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), only four of the 32 small states have served.

Aug 02, 2017 In-the-news Prison Reform

Custodial killings, torture, suicide: Why the state of Indian prisons is a national shame

 Manjula Shetye, 40, was a few months from being released when she was killed, allegedly by five guards and the jailor, in Mumbai’s Byculla prison on June 23.

Aug 02, 2017 Events

Media, not always right - but police can't ignore rights

New Delhi, Aug 2, 2017 The adversarial relationship between police and the media was the focus of a special session between young Superintendents of Police from different states of India, union territories and Commandants of Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) and a panel which included the di