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Oct 17, 2017 Press-releases

Structural reform of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies urged

October 17, 2017 New Delhi, India A two-day Asian regional consultation of international experts on reform of UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies has urged significant changes to the UN mechanisms to improve and monitor implementation by member countries.

Oct 17, 2017 In-the-news Prison Reform

A Prison Inside the Mind

By Madhurima Dhanuka   (Hard News) More than 5,000 people with mental illness are currently imprisoned across India and despite the law’s corrective measures, little has been implemented   According to the Mental Healthcare Act (MHA) 2017, a “prisoner with m

Oct 17, 2017 In-the-news Strategic Initiatives

Stand by Bangladesh on Rohingyas

By Sanjoy Hazarika (Hindustan Times) Sheikh Hasina is an ally of India and New Delhi must be mindful of her concerns on refugees Few in India seem to understand the scale of the Rohingya crisis that has overwhelmed Bangladesh.

Oct 16, 2017 Events

CHRI co-hosts 5th national RTI convention in Bhubaneswar

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) co-organised the 5th National Convention of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) at Utkal Mandap, Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Oct 13, 2017 Press-releases

International experts meet to discuss UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies

October 13, 2017 New Delhi, India About 20 international experts from across Asia met here today to discuss the challenges UN Human Rights mechanism especially Treaty Bodies face.

Oct 13, 2017 Events

CHRI to co-organise 5th National Convention of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is co-organising the 5th National Convention of the National Campaign for People’s Right to Information (NCPRI) from October 14 to 16, 2017 at Utkal Mandap, Sachivalaya Marg, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

Oct 12, 2017 In-the-news Police Reform

Accountability, not armour plating

Photo Credit: Deepak Harichandan By Devika Prasad (The Hindu) The buzzword of police “reform” is upon us once again with the Union Cabinet approving a ₹25,000 crore outlay for upgrading the internal security apparatus in States.

Oct 11, 2017 Blog

Black Money SIT is public authority under the RTI Act: CIC directs appointment of CPIO and Appellate Authority

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Oct 09, 2017 Events

CHRI to co-host Asian Regional Consultation on the 2020 Review of the UN Treaty Body System

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is organising the Asian Regional Consultation of the Academic Platform Project on the 2020 Review in partnership with the Geneva Academy and the South Asian University (SAU) on 13-14 October in New Delhi.

Oct 07, 2017 Events

CHRI holds day-long RTI workshop in Bangladesh

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) in partnership with MRDI, Bangladesh, organised a day-long RTI workshop at Daily Star office, the largest daily in the country, on October 7, 2017 in Dhaka. About 30 journalists, both from the print and broadcast media, attended the workshop. Mr. S.