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Jun 20, 2018 Blog


  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).

Jun 07, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

174 NGOs call on the United Nations to condemn Bangladesh drug war

( 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.

Jun 06, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

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.

Jun 05, 2018 In-the-news Police Reform

Fair and Unbiased Policing Still a Far Cry in India

( By Maja Daruwala Officialdom often likes to bad-mouth civil society organisations and NGOs for doing little of worth.

Jun 01, 2018 In-the-news Access to Information

For 74 Indian activists, the punishment for seeking the truth has been death

( 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.

Jun 01, 2018 Blog

Sterlite/Vedanta, Coal India and POSCO are among 17 Indian companies blacklisted by Norway from investment of its pension funds

Image courtesy: 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.

May 31, 2018 Multimedia Access to Information

Interview with Mr Venkatesh Nayak RTI movement INDIA (Sri Lanka)

Special Interview with Mr.

May 28, 2018 Press-releases

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

May 28, 2018 About Us

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.

May 25, 2018 Publications Access to Information

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.