January 07, 2021

Resource Directory to Assist Women and Children Facing Violence in Mumbai

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, in partnership with the City Core Group (a Mumbai-based network of civil society organizations, lawyers and activists) has developed a resource directory aimed at women and child survivors affected by and/or facing violence as well as support persons or organizations based in Mumbai.

January 06, 2021

Police Registration of Sexual Offences: A Guide on Procedures and Holding Police Accountable

Studies and real experiences reveal that survivors and victims of sexual offences hesitate to approach the police out of trauma, fear, or being morally judged. Their experience is often made worse by police either delaying or refusing to register complaints of sexual violence. The law makes it mandatory for the police to register all cases of sexual violence that they receive.

December 19, 2020

Responding To The Pandemic: Prisons And Overcrowding 2020

The pandemic has brought to focus the issue of overcrowding in Indian prisons with the Supreme Court taking cognizance of the vulnerability of prisoners and instituting a suo moto petition, In Re: Contagion of Covid-19 Virus in Prisons.

November 27, 2020

Lost Identity: Transgender Persons in Indian Prisons

This report sheds light on issues faced by Transgender persons confined in Indian prisons.

November 25, 2020

Prisons and Parliament- Monsoon Session 2020

The last parliament session - 'Monsoon Session' went on from 14th September 2020 till it was adjourned on 23rd September 2020. During the session, the Members of Parliament (MPs) posed questions to various ministries to seek information on the working of the government and therefore bring more accountability.

November 10, 2020

JAIL MAIL – Legal Services Day 2020

As the legal services institutions (LSIs) in India complete their 25th year of existence this year, in this jail mail, CHRI presents a snapshot into the services provided by LSIs in the face of myriad challenges and restrictions caused by the pandemic.

October 21, 2020


Through this Jail Mail, CHRI shares – Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons – an analysis of the latest prison statistics of India for the year 2019 released by the National Crime Records Bureau.

October 12, 2020

Assessment of Compliance with Supreme Court Directives on Police Reforms: State Compliance Note

This is a collation of  State compliance notes  which  assess the  status of compliance by states with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms on paper (as provided for in the Police Act or the government order). These directives  were laid down by the Supreme Court of India in its judgment in Prakash Singh and Others vs. Union of India and Others 2006.

October 12, 2020

पुलिस सुधार पर सुप्रीम कोर्ट के निर्देशों पर सरकार की अनुपालना: एक आंकलन ( 2020)

यह नोट, सुप्रीम कोर्ट के पुलिस सुधार पर दिए गए निदेशों की अनुपालना की स्थिति  का  एक परिमाणात्मक आंकलन है।  यह नोट राज्य एवं केंद्र शासित प्रदेशों  

October 05, 2020

Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) Report Based on The 42nd Session Of The Un Human Rights Council

The 'Easier Said Than Done' (ESTD) report is a part of the flagship series produced by CHRI's International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) Unit.