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Apr 01, 2018 Staff Snippets

PHD Chamber Women’s Car Rally 2018: Women wheeling to power

( Fun coupled with adventure, TDS (Time/Speed/Distance) rally is no easy feat as it requires calculation, and puts to test car’s reliability and responsiveness, a driver’s ability and a navigator’s accuracy in interpreting specific route instructions.

Apr 17, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI's launch landmark report on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, and Child Exploitation in the Commonwealth

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI), launched its CHOGM report on Friday, 13th April, which set out recommendations through which governments and civil society could work towards ‘Sustainable Development Goal 8.7’ relating to the eradication of modern slavery.

Apr 17, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

India Will Be Integral to the Commonwealth’s Future

"So what could India achieve with the Commonwealth? The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) may give some clues. With a head office in Delhi, it is one of the few parts of the Commonwealth not based in London...

Apr 16, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

'Commit to ending slavery', Commonwealth leaders told ahead of Queen's historic summit

( Commonwealth countries must act now to end modern slavery, according to a petition signed by more than 64,000 people.

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Director's Page

Sanjoy Hazarika, human rights activist, scholar, author, journalist, filmmaker and policy adviser is International Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, an international NGO working on issues relating to human rights in the Commonwealth.

Apr 13, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

Is the Commonwealth a plausible substitute for the EU?


Apr 01, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

Amid rising attacks, Commonwealth nations urged to tackle threats to media freedom

Call to sign 12-point code of principles; London to host CHOGM next week Six Commonwealth organisations have called on member states to sign up to a 12-point code of principles on freedom of expression and the media, ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in London next week, and

Multimedia International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI in Commonwealth discussion on growing pressures on the media

  April 11th saw an all star lineup for a panel discussion 'In defence of free media: What can the Commonwealth do?' at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies, London.

Apr 12, 2018 Press-releases

Kailash Satyarthi to release CHRI report to CHOGM on trafficking

April 12, 2018 London  Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi and UN Special Rapporteur on Contemporary Forms of Slavery will be top draws tomorrow at the launch of a report by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) to Commonwealth heads of governments on SDG 8.

Apr 12, 2018 In-the-news International Advocacy and Programming

Commonwealth bodies propose code to protect media

  Commonwealth organisations on Wednesday unveiled the 'Commonwealth Principles on Freedom of Expression and the Role of Media in Good Governance', at the Senate House.