August 23, 2017

Roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Nationals in Foreign Prisons

CHRI and the Institute of Correctional Administration organised a roundtable on Repatriation of Indian Prisoners in Foreign Prisons on 13 July in Delhi. CHRI presented its preliminary findings from its upcoming report on Barriers to repatriation of sentenced Indian prisoners abroad.

July 19, 2017

Report- Step inside an Indian Prison

CHRI in collaboration with West Bengal Judicial Academy & the Regional Institute of Correctional Administration, Kolkata, organised Prison Visits ‘Step Inside an Indian Prison’ for District Judges [Entry Level] and Civil Judges (Junior Division) on 7th and 10th July 2017 to Dum Dum Central Correctional Home, Kolkata.

July 13, 2017

Model rules of procedure for police complaints authorities in India

CHRI has drafted Model Rules of Procedure to guide the inquiry process and functioning of the Police Complaints Authorities in India. The Model Rules, drafted following consultations with civil society, lawyers as well as few functional Authorities, also provide brief commentary to explain the rationale and purpose behind key provisions. These were first published in 2012 and updated in 2017.

July 06, 2017

CHRI contributes chapter on SDG16 in 'Civil Society Report on SDGs: Agenda 2030

Trinanjan Radhakrishnan, Programme Officer in the SIP speaking at the launch of the report, on the 6th of July 2017, at the Constitution Club of India.   'Civil Society Report on SDGs: Agenda 2030', was an initiative anchored by Wada Na Todo Abhiyan.

June 19, 2017


This report considers Commonwealth members’ voting patterns at the HRC and provides a basis for evaluating their engagement with the HRC to determine whether their voting behaviour is consistent with: HRC pledges, repeated commitments to Commonwealth values, votes of other Commonwealth countries, and their own past votes.

June 19, 2017

CHRI submission on Crime in India report to the NCRB

CHRI made a submission to the National Crime Records Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) in March 2017 on improving quality of data published in the annual series Crime in India report.

May 15, 2017


CHRI presented its two groundbreaking reports on prison monitoring titled ‘Looking Into the Haze – A Study on Prison Monitoring in India’ and ‘Circle of Justice – A National Report on Undertrial Review Committees’ to the representatives of the National Human Rights Commission and state human rights commissions along with civil society and media on 08 November 20

April 25, 2017

CHRI calls for overhaul of Draft Rules in India to strengthen RTI

In a submission sent to the Department of Personnel and Training, CHRI has rejected the proposal to allow for the automatic abatement of appeals on the death of the appellant. CHRI has argued that the withdrawal and abatement clauses will only embolden vested interests to threaten and even seriously harm citizens from exposing corruption and maladministration, using RTI.

April 18, 2017

GOI’s Draft RTI Rules- CHRI invites comments on its suggestions for change

The Dept. of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Government of India has extended the deadline for making submissions on the Draft RTI Rules, 2017 to 25th April, 2017. This gives us ample opportunity for submitting comments not only on the Draft Rules but also for suggesting Rules for implementing aspects of the law that are not covered in the existing Rules.

March 31, 2017

CHRI's Submission to NCRB on Prison Statistics India

CHRI made a submission to the National Crime Records Bureau (Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India) in March 2017 on improving quality of data published in the annual series Prison Statistics India report.