Publications


September 17, 2020

CHRI delivers an oral statement on Contemporary Forms of Slavery at The 45th Regular Session Of The UN Human Rights Council

16 September 2020, Geneva: CHRI delivered a video oral statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences (Agenda Item 3) at the 45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

July 30, 2020

Eradicating Modern Slavery: An assessment of Commonwealth government progress on achieving SDG Target 8.7

CHRI announces the launch of a major new international report: "Eradicating Modern Slavery: An assessment of Commonwealth governments' progress on achieving SDG Target 8.7" in collaboration with global anti-slavery organisation Walk Free, which exposes the existing gaps in Commonwealth government responses to modern slavery and a roadmap for action to end it.

June 29, 2020

Black Lives Matter: Commonwealth nations must address local prejudices – CHRI

Melbourne/ New Delhi /Accra / London Commonwealth nations need to recognise and address issues of systemic discrimination and unequal treatment in their own jurisdictions, with a sharp focus on policing and criminal justice systems, the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has said.

March 12, 2020

CHRI DELIVERS A JOINT ORAL STATEMENT WITH THE FIJI CSO UPR WORKING GROUP AT THE 43RD REGULAR SESSION OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Geneva, Switzerland CHRI delivered an oral statement, in collaboration with the Fiji CSO UPR Working Group, at thenbsp;Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Report Consideration of Fiji (Agenda Item 6) at the 43rd Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council. CHRI was amongst the only four civil society organisations that made an intervention during Fiji#39;s UPR outcome adoption by the Council.

January 10, 2020

Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) Report based on the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The ESTD series, which was started in 2008, is researched and produced by CHRI’s International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team. These reports review and monitor voting patterns and conduct of Commonwealth countries at the HRC vis-à-vis their pledges and commitments and as reflected in the human rights situations domestically.

September 09, 2019

Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Geneva, 9 September 2019 Distinguished President of the Council, Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends, A year has gone by since I began my mandate.  I won´t lie to you, it has not been an easy task.  We are facing difficult challenges.

June 22, 2019

Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) Report based on the 40th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The ESTD series, which was started in 2008, is researched and produced by CHRI’s International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team. These reports review and monitor voting patterns and conduct of Commonwealth countries at the HRC vis-à-vis their pledges and commitments and as reflected in the human rights situations domestically.

June 03, 2019

Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) Report based on the 39th Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The 'Easier Said Than Done' (ESTD) report is a part of the series started in 2008 by CHRI's International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team to review the voting patterns of Commonwealth member states at the Human Rights Council (HRC) in Geneva.

September 26, 2018

Submission to the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group (CMAG)

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) joined by the undersigned Commonwealth, international, and regional civil society groups draw the attention of CMAG to the number of indiscriminate killings, arbitrary arrests, detention without recourse to justice, and torture in Cameroon.

September 24, 2018

EASIER SAID THAN DONE REPORT FOR THE 38TH SESSION OF UNHRC

Pledges and Performance: Holding Commonwealth members to account at HRC Since the inception of the Human Rights Council (HRC), the Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) series has reviewed Commonwealth member states’ performance at the HRC.