March 12, 2021

CHRI Letter to DGP Haryana on the alleged custodial violations meted out to labour rights activist, Mr Shiv Kumar

This letter is regarding the alleged custodial torture, illegal detention, and arbitrary arrest of Mr. Shiv Kumar by the Crime Investigation Agency, Sonipat, and the police personnel of Kundli police station, Sonipat, Haryana.

March 01, 2021

Urgent Appeal to NHRC on illegal detention, arbitrary arrest and custodial torture of Mr. Shiv Kumar by Haryana Police

Urgent Appeal to the National Human Rights Commission on the  abduction, illegal detention, arbitrary arrest and custodial torture of HRD Mr. Shiv Kumar in Sonipat by Haryana Police.

January 07, 2021

Resource Directory to Assist Women and Children Facing Violence in Mumbai

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, in partnership with the City Core Group (a Mumbai-based network of civil society organizations, lawyers and activists) has developed a resource directory aimed at women and child survivors affected by and/or facing violence as well as support persons or organizations based in Mumbai.

January 06, 2021

Police Registration of Sexual Offences: A Guide on Procedures and Holding Police Accountable

Studies and real experiences reveal that survivors and victims of sexual offences hesitate to approach the police out of trauma, fear, or being morally judged. Their experience is often made worse by police either delaying or refusing to register complaints of sexual violence. The law makes it mandatory for the police to register all cases of sexual violence that they receive.

December 15, 2020

Policing During India’s Covid-19 Lockdown: A Review of Reported Accounts of Police Excesses

This report presents a compilation of reported incidents of excesses committed by the police across states during India’s nation-wide lockdown from 24 March 2020 to 31 May 2020.

November 24, 2020

Police and You Know Your Rights in Urdu 2020

Police and You Know Your Rights: First Information Report 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Victims of Sexual Offences 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Police Interrogation and Questioning 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Arrest and Detention 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Legal Aid 2020

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.