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.

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.

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.

December 31, 2018

Your Guide to Using The Right to Information Act 2005 (2018)

One of the surest ways of ensuring that the RTI Act 2005 is properly implemented and serves its purpose of making the government more responsive, is for all of us to use it frequently responsibly and effectively. It is with this aim in mind that CHRI has developed this User’s Guide.

July 31, 2018

Justice A P Shah, Chairperson, Citizens Whisteblowers Forum writes to the Indian PM to prevent derailment of anti-corruption efforts

"Justice A. P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the Madras and Delhi High Courts, has written to the Prime Minister of India in his capacity as the Chairman of the Citizens Whistleblowers Forum, expressing concerns about the recent measures to dilute various legislations which could result in a spurt on corruption related offences.

May 25, 2018

Memorandum on the Ghana RTI Bill, 2018 to the Joint Committee of Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Communications

Ghana recently introduced the Right to Information Bill, 2018. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has submitted a Memorandum on the Bill to the Joint Committee of Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Communications in Ghana.

April 19, 2018

In the time of crisis Public Sector Banks reject more RTIs than ever before: an analysis of statistics from the CIC's latest Annual Report

April 19, 2018 By: Venkatesh Nayak To say that the banking sector in India is going through a “crisis phase” would be a bald understatement. Bad loans or “non-performing assets” (NPAs) have risen to unprecedented levels in 2018.