November 12, 2019

CHRI, CSNSR in Odisha launch new report on Crime and Policing

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and Centre for the Sustainable Use of Natural and Social Resources (CSNSR) have launched "The State of Crime and Policing in Odisha: Results of a Study Conducted in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur and Kandhamal​” on 7th November 2019 at the Press Club, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

November 12, 2019

Legal Aid Services IN Correctional Homes of West Bengal - Second Watch Report

This study documents the status of legal aid services in West Bengal based on the evaluation of data received from correctional homes on the compliance and implementation of various schemes and directives of NALSA, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), and the WBSLSA. The data covers the period between 1 January and 31 December 2017.

November 04, 2019

JAIL MAIL: Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons- An Analysis of Prison Statistics India 2017

The National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) released its annual publication on prisons in India for the year 2017, on 21st October, 2019.

October 19, 2019

Know Your Rights- Supreme Court guidelines in D.K. Basu vs. State of West Bengal - Arrest and Detention

The Supreme Court of India has issued guidelines that the police must follow in all cases of arrest and detention. It is important for all arrested persons to know these guidelines, to know their rights and the police's duties toward them.

October 19, 2019

Police Complaints Authority Of Delhi

Delhi has an independent Police Complaints Authority (PCA). The PCA is mandated to inquire into complaints against any member of the Delhi Police, by anyone affected by police wrongdoing, involving allegations of serious misconduct and abuse of authority. For the public, it provides a mechanism outside the Delhi Police to send complaints about police personnel.

October 02, 2019

The Right To Information-Ghana's Journey (1992-2019)

Several international and regional instruments and declarations that Ghana is party to, provide for the enactment of freedom of information legislation. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights are examples.

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.

September 05, 2019


The Monsoon Session was held from 17 July 2019 to 7 August 2019 with 37 sittings in the Lok Sabha and 35 in the Rajya Sabha.

August 10, 2019

Inside Haryana Prison

Inside Haryana Prisons provides an insight into the realities of the prisons system in Haryana and covers all 19 prisons in the state. The report has been prepared by CHRI on behalf of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority.

August 06, 2019

Anusuchit Jati Janjati Kalyan Branch Madhya Pradesh Police

This report assesses the Anusuchit Jati JanJati Kalyan Branch (AJK) branch of the Madhya Pradesh Police that oversees police response to crimes against the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the state.