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Feb 23, 2018 Blog

In the age of RTI, information about Black Money seems to be hiding inside a black hole

Image courtesy: http://indiaopines.com Feb 23, 2018 By: Venkatesh Nayak During his reply on the Motion of Thanks to the Address of the President of India, in the Lok Sabha on 7th February 2018, the Hon'ble Prime Minister, Mr.

Feb 21, 2018 About Us

self-employed administrative officer

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is seeking a part time administrative officer for our London office. is an international human rights non-governmental organisation working across the Commonwealth with a particular focus on issues around access to information and access to justice.

Feb 21, 2018 About Us

self-employed research and advocacy officer, London

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is seeking a part time research and advocacy officer for our London office.

Feb 21, 2018 About Us

Self-employed fundraising and communications officer, London

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is seeking a part time fundraising and communications officer for our London office.

Feb 19, 2018 Events

Reducing Pre-Trial Detention

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is bringing together several experts on penal reform and pre-trial detention toward a) exchanging best practice to reduce pre-trial detention and b) building collaboration on joint advocacy on the issue with particular emphasis on the countries of the commonw

Feb 19, 2018 Events

Building Trust to Break Down Extremism

  Bad policing is often underlying urban violence and violent extremism, while public opinion often favours exactly this type of policing.

Feb 19, 2018 In-the-news Access to Information

Tax payers foot bill for fine imposed on govt officer by CIC

Disregarding provisions of the RTI Act, the government’s currency printing press reimbursed from the state exchequer the amount paid for a penalty imposed on one of its officers by the Central Information Commission, shifting the burden of what was a personal liability to tax payers.

Feb 13, 2018 Press-releases

CHRI organises Training Programme for Commonwealth Small States in Geneva

February 12 , 2018 Geneva, A number of Commonwealth Small States have participated in the first-ever training programme on the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), the premier human rights body consisting of 47 member states responsible for promoting human rights in Geneva.

Feb 12, 2018 Press-releases

Remembering Asma Jahangir: A CHRI Tribute

Feb 12, 2018 New Delhi, India The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) today described Asma Jahangir, the courageous Pakistani human rights defender, who passed away yesterday as a "conscience keeper for the whole of South Asia", recalling her struggle for "principle and

Feb 12, 2018 In-the-news Police Reform

Delhi to have a Police Complaints Authority

(Sunday Guardian live) Delhi will soon have an independent Police Complaints Authority (PCA) that would deal with complaints from common citizens against police personnel on matters like custodial death, custodial rape, extortion or any serious abuse of power.