September 28, 2022

Implementing Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation: A Guide to Accessing Information through Right to Information Laws

September 28 is celebrated globally as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) to recognise the universal nature of the right to information (RTI) which guarantees everyone the right to seek, receive and impart information. The right to access information is enshrined in international and regional standards and conventions, and in national constitutions and laws.

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.

January 24, 2021

Life And Death In The Time Of RTI

On an average between 7-8 lakh RTI applications are filed in Maharashtra every year. Maharashtra also has the dubious distinction of reporting the most number of attacks on people who use the RTI Act to demand information from government agencies as a matter of right.

March 04, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Ghana's Right To Information Act (Act 989)

October 02, 2019

The Right To Information-Ghana's Journey (1992-2019)

Several international and regional instruments and declarations that Ghana is party to, provide for the enactment of freedom of information legislation. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights are examples.

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.