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Jul 19, 2018 Press-releases

NRC outcomes: ‘Uphold constitutional obligations, ensure firmness and dignity,’ says CHRI

July 18, 2018 New Delhi, India Noting the emerging situation in Assam state arising out of the National Register of Citizens process, a leading human rights organization has urged the Government of India and the Assam Government to “uphold their constitutional obligations to assure the s

Jul 19, 2018 Press-releases

CHRI urges for a human rights-based prisons policy in Tanzania

July 18,  2018  New Delhi, India Drawing from Nelson Mandela’s spirit of compassion and justice on his birth centenary, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) expresses serious concern about recent statements by Dr.

Jul 18, 2018 Publications Prison Reform

Report on Panel Discussion on ‘Reducing Pre-Trial Detention in the Commonwealth’

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) releases its report on ‘Reducing Use of Pre-Trial Detention in the Commonwealth’, an outcome of a panel discussion on why and how, and with what effect, countries in the Commonwealth have undertaken reforms to reduce prison populations and

Jul 16, 2018 In-the-news Police Reform

Civil society group releases damning findings on Thoothukudi police violence

The independent body conducted an inquest in June and presented their findings in Chennai on Sunday.

Jul 12, 2018 About Us

Research Officer - Director's Office

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working for human rights across the Commonwealth.

Jul 12, 2018 About Us

Media and Communications Officer

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working on human rights issues across the Commonwealth.

Jul 05, 2018 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) launched its latest report, “SDG 16 India: Mapping the Datascape” on 4 July 2018 at the India International Centre.

Jul 02, 2018 Press-releases

Experts Call for Accountability in UN Human Rights Council: CHRI report on Pakistan, Kenya, Australia, UK, Rwanda, South Africa and Nigeria released

Geneva -- Citing the poor quality of compliance by Commonwealth countries with their international commitments at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), human rights experts and civil society groups strongly attacked what they called the ‘undemocratic practice’ of clean slate elections at th

Jun 30, 2018 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

Easier Said Than Done 2018

Pledges and Performance: Holding Commonwealth members to account at HRC Since the inception of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Easier Said Than Done​ ​(ESTD) series has reviewed Commonwealth member states’ performance at the HRC.

Jun 29, 2018 Press-releases

CHRI delivers oral statement at the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) adoption of Bahamas at the Human Rights Council

  Universal Periodic Review (UPR) adoption of Bahamas Oral Statement Delivered by Mr. Yashasvi Nain on Behalf of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Mr.