Resources

Publications


March 17, 2022

Jail Mail: Prisons and Parliament - Monsoon & Winter Session 2021

This Jail Mail on Prisons and Parliament brings to you the summaries of responses tabled in the parliament on questions relating to prisons and prisoners, in the last two sessions of 2021: Monsoon and Winter Session 2021. The Monsoon session of Parliament began on 19th July, 2021 and concluded on 11th August, 2021 with a total of 17 sittings spread over a period of four weeks.

March 07, 2022

Study on Functioning of Undertrial Review Committees - From April to June 2020

The report analyses the functioning of UTRCs from 1st April to 30th June 2020 across India based on the information provided by the State Legal Services Authorities (SLSAs) on their district-wise UTRC meetings and minutes of UTRC meetings of 58 districts spread across 15 states. The report also documents good practices and concerns in the working of UTRCs.

February 28, 2022

HRC49: Open Letter To States On The Draft Resolution On Human Rights Defenders

CHRI is one of the signatories to this statement at the HRC signed by numerous CSOs urging the HRC to adopt a resolution "on human rights defenders operating in conflict and post-conflict situations.

February 08, 2022

Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons CHRI’s Analysis of Prison Statistics India 2020

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) releases annual;statistics on Indian prisons. Prison Statistics India 2020 is the latest report on prisons released by NCRB. CHRI has prepared an analytical note highlighting key findings and trends on the ten most pressing issues on prisons and prisoners. This note also sheds light on the impact of COVID-19 on prison statistics for the year 2020.

February 03, 2022

Jail Mail - Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons 2020: Based on NCRB's PSI 2020

The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has released the latest prison statistics for the year 2020 recently. In this Jail Mail, we share with you our in-depth analysis of the Prison Statistics India 2020. Along with the key findings and trends on the ten most pressing issues on prisons and prisoners, the note sheds light on the impact of COVID-19 on prison statistics for the year 2020.

December 10, 2021

Domestic Work is Work: Using ILO Convention 189 to Protect Workers Rights Across the Commonwealth

2021 marks the 10th anniversary of the Domestic Workers Convention (C189) - a landmark international treaty requiring decent work for domestic workers.

November 26, 2021

JAIL MAIL- Lessons learnt from the Pandemic: Ensure Right to Adequate Healthcare in Prisons

In this Jail Mail, we analyse the response of Indian prisons in ensuring the right to adequate healthcare  during the pandemic. We look at specific  examples of where states failed to take  affirmative action as well as some good practices. We also enumerate the lessons learnt and outline areas for prioritisation by state governments and prison departments.

November 09, 2021

JAIL MAIL – Legal Services Day 2021

On the occasion of Legal Services Day 2021 celebrated each year on 9th November, we bring to you updates on the latest developments in legal aid delivery in India in the last year through this jail mail.

October 02, 2021

CHRI at HRC48: Oral statement in UPR Report Consideration of Seychelles (Agenda Item 6)

1 October 2021, Geneva: CHRI made a video intervention in the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report Consideration of Seychelles at the 48th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva.   In the statement delivered by Ms.

September 21, 2021

Government Compliance with Supreme Court Directives On Police Reforms: An Assessment ( 2021)

This note is a quantitative assessment of the status of compliance by states and union territories with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms on paper (as provided for in the Police Act or the government order).This note grades the states/UTs on compliance based on a set of specific parameters for each directive. It does not address implementation on the ground.