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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  

September 28, 2020

Barriers in Accessing Justice

This report documents 14 case studies from Uttar Pradesh, India of police refusal and failure to register complaints of survivors of sexual assault. The case studies describe the experiences of sexual violence survivors in reporting their complaints, facing refusal and/or delay in the first instance, pursuing remedies, and the final outcomes.

September 24, 2020

Compliance Chart (Part II) - Supreme Court Directives on Police Reform: States with Executive Orders and Union Territories

Compliance Chart (Part II) reviews compliance by the Union and State governments with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms.  This chart refers only to states that have issued executive orders to implement the directives. For states that have enacted new police acts/amendments, refer to Chart 1.

September 20, 2020

Government Compliance with Supreme Court Directives On Police Reforms: An Assessment ( 2020)

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.

September 17, 2020

Supreme Court Directives on Police Reform Hindi

On 22 September 2006, the Supreme Court delivered an important judgment in Prakash Singh and Others vs. Union of India and Others instructing central and state governments to implement seven practical measures to kick-start police reform. The document contains the text of these seven measures as laid down by the court.

September 17, 2020

Supreme Court Directives on Police Reform English

On 22 September 2006, the Supreme Court delivered an important judgment in Prakash Singh and Others vs. Union of India and Others instructing central and state governments to implement seven practical measures to kick-start police reform. The document contains the text of these seven measures as laid down by the court.

September 17, 2020

Compliance Chart - Supreme Court Directives on Police Reform Part 1: States with Police Acts/Amendments

The Chart details relevant information from the State Police Acts/Amendments relating to Supreme Court's Directives on Police Reform

August 26, 2020

CHRI's Letter to DGP Bihar on the Arrest of a Juvenile

CHRI's letter to DGP Bihar seeking action on the case of a teenage boy arrested by Rajpur police on 29 February spent more than five months in Buxar jail before being declared a juvenile and subsequently released on 17 August 2020.

July 18, 2020

Fair Trial Manual 2019

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is delighted to announce the publication of the new and revised edition of the Fair Trial Manual, edited by Maja Daruwala, Senior Adviser, Tata Trusts and CHRI, and Prof Mrinal Satish of the National Law University Delhi (NLUD). First published in 2010, the Manual is specially designed as a practical guide for the subordinate judiciary.