Publications


July 02, 2019

Advocacy, Transparency, Challenges and Successes: CHRI's second quarterly newsletter for 2019

  We bring to you the second CHRI Quarterly newsletter for 2019. In this newsletter, we share with you some good news and some bad. As always, our team remains committed to its mandate of securing human rights and access to justice for all, especially the vulnerable. To this end, we have recently seen some successes over all three continents that we work in.

June 24, 2019

Easier Said Than Done Report for the 40th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council

  This Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) report is a part of the series started in 2007 to review the voting patterns of Commonwealth member states at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.

June 04, 2019

101 Questions on Prisons You Didn’t Know Whom to Ask

Prisons are closed spaces. Very little information is available on the daily lives and routines of prisoners. Additionally, very few people are interested in learning about the details of prison life unless they find themselves in one. This may mean that for many, questions they have on prisons, sparked either by curiosity or necessity, are often left unanswered.

June 03, 2019

'Easier Said Than Done' Report for the 39th Regular Session of the UN HRC

  The 'Easier Said Than Done' (ESTD) report is a part of the series started in 2007 by CHRI's International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team to review the voting patterns of Commonwealth member states at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.

May 16, 2019

CHRI Quarterly Newsletter: April 2019

  Dear readers, We are happy to present the latest newsletter reporting on our activities over the past year, which witnessed both been a continuation of CHRI’s mandate as well as an expansion of its scope. In 2018, we researched newer subjects, undertook more research, launched several reports and met with human rights stakeholders from across fields and geographies.

May 13, 2019

Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan 2019

This report is a follow up on CHRI’s 2016 report titled “Legal Aid for Prisoners: Status Report on the Implementation of Three Schemes in Rajasthan”.

April 28, 2019

​A Report on Excessive Delay of Cases and Prolonged Pre-trial Detentions​

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Africa Office has since 2008 been implementing a project dubbed the “Justice Centers Project” to promote increased access to justice and protection of the human rights of the poor and indigent within the criminal justice system in Ghana and by extension West Africa.

April 11, 2019

Guidebook- University Based Legal Aid Clinics and Persons in Custody

Within the legal aid delivery framework, access to justice for persons in custody has always been an area of considerable neglect.

April 05, 2019

WORKSHOP ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION for stakeholders in Kenya supported by the Commonwealth Foundation 14-15 Nov 2018

CHRI visited Kenya in November 2018 and conducted one national level workshop in Nairobi in collaboration with Katiba Institute with government representatives and other stakeholders on challenges to the implementation of the Access to Information Act in Kenya.

April 05, 2019

WORKSHOP ON IMPLEMENTATION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION for civil society representatives in Kenya supported by the Commonwealth Foundation 16 Nov 2018

CHRI visited Kenya in November 2018 and conducted a workshop with the representatives from civil society in Nakuru County, Kenya in collaboration with Katiba Institute and MidRift Human Rights Network. The workshop was a part of capacity buliding exercise of civil society representatives to help them use the Access to Information Act more effectively.