March 28, 2019

Model policy for Women in India

  Increasing the numbers and role of women in police has slowly, albeit firmly, gained policy recognition in India. Through several initiatives, the Government of India reiterates gender diversity in policing as an important measure for affording greater protection to, and preventing crimes against, women, and for “improving the image of the police...

March 08, 2019

CHRI's Audit of Delhi Police's All Woman Police Control Vans

On 9 September 2016, the Delhi Police rolled out a pilot project to operate five All Women Police Control Room (AWPCR) vans in Delhi. To assess their performance and impact, the Delhi Police commissioned the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) to conduct an independent audit of the AWPCR vans.

January 25, 2019

Muslim Voices:Perceptions of Policing in India

"The report documents the perceptions and experiences of Muslims of policing in India, and explores the extent to which Muslims perceive bias and discrimination by the police, in the context of local level realities and experiences. The report also contains insights from retired Muslim police officers based on their experiences from within the police.

October 31, 2018


This Report is the outcome of CHRI Africa’s research conducted to aid the process of establishing an independent police oversight mechanism. The Report synthesizes best practices from selected countries and recommends a good mix of factors to be taken into account when fashioning a mechanism for Ghana.

September 26, 2018

Criminal Procedure Bench book for Kenya

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative had produced an early draft of the Kenyan Manual for Katiba Institute. Eventually the project was taken under the wing of the Kenyan Judiciary, who raised the necessary funding.

July 19, 2018

Joint Recommendations for a Police Complaints Authority for Delhi

CHRI held a round-table consultation on the reconstitution of the Delhi Police Complaints Authority on 19 June 2018. The consultation saw the participation of civil society organisations, individual experts, representatives of the Delhi Government and the Delhi Police.

June 07, 2018

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of atrocities) Act, 1989 & Rules, 1995 As amended in 2015: A Guide

This booklet serves as a comprehensive guide to the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, along with the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules, 1995, as amended in 2015.

May 25, 2018

Shabbirpur caste violence: Fact finding and Status update

Fact-finding (May 2017)  CHRI was part of a national fact-finding organised by the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) to assess the situation in the aftermath of caste violence that took place on 5th May 2017 in Shabbirpur village of Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.

April 23, 2018

Government Compliance and Supreme Court directives on police reform

This note provides a quantitative assessment of the status of compliance by States and Union Territories with the Supreme Court directives on police reforms as directed in Prakash Singh and Ors. vs. Union of India and Ors.

April 02, 2018

Government Orders

In 2006, the Supreme Court of India issued 7 directives on police reforms in Prakash Singh & ors versus Union of India & Ors. States have either passed new Police Acts or issued Government Orders/Notifications to implement the directives. This chart reviews compliance with the Court's directives in the Government Orders/Notifications issued by states post 2006.