Publications


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.

September 21, 2018

CHRI's Oral Statement at the UPR Outcome of Cameroon at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Date: 20 September 2018 Item 6: UPR Outcome of Cameroon Joint Oral Statement delivered by Mr. Joseph Désiré ZEBAZE1 on behalf of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thank you, Mr. President.

September 21, 2018

CHRI's Oral Statement at the UPR Outcome of Bangladesh at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC)

39th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council Date: 20th September 2018 Item 6: UPR Outcome of Bangladesh Oral Statement delivered by Yashasvi Nain on behalf of Ain o Salish Kendra (ASK) and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI).     Thank you, Mr. President.

September 19, 2018

CHRI statement at the UN Human Rights Council 39th Session: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention, 17 September 2018

39th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Date: 18th September Oral Statement by Mr. Yashasvi Nain in behalf of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thank you, Mr.

September 18, 2018

CHRI and partner organisations urge UN member states to refrain from voting for candidates that are unfit for membership

To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN General Assembly 18 September 2018 Member States of the UN should refrain from voting for candidates to the Human Rights Council that are unfit for membership Excellencies, Ahead of the next UN Human Rights Council (“HRC” or “the Council”) election, we, the undersigned national, regional and inter