JAIL MAIL: KEY TO TRANSPARENCY: CHRI’S GUIDEBOOK ON RTI AND PRISONS
In October this year, India completed 13 years of having ushered in a progressive law, the Right to Information Act (RTI), 2005, which empowered Indian citizens to seek access to vital information necessary for the democratic functioning of our nation.
Key to Transparency - Your Guide to using the Right to Information Act, 2005, to collect data about Indian Prisons
Based on our experiences, and to assist researchers, academicians, civil society organisations and other interested members of the society, CHRI has prepared this handbook for facilitating access to information on prisons by using the Right to Information Act 2005.
JAIL MAIL- LEGAL SERVICES DAY- LOOKING BACK AT AN EVENTFUL YEAR 2018
9th November 2018 marks the 24th Legal Services Day. As is customary, we bring to you updates on the latest developments in legal aid in India. In the past year, NALSA has introduced a slew of changes in the administration of legal aid which we believe can go a long way in not only improving access but also quality of legal aid services in the country.
Ten things about Legal Aid
“Access to justice is the most basic human right” and there must be emphasis upon the need for competent legal aid lawyers providing effective legal representation. There are 1,401 jails in India and each jail should have a legal aid clinic. CHRI received information through RTIs on existence and functioning of jail legal aid clinics (JLACs) from 659 jails.
ESTABLISHING AN INDEPENDENT POLICE COMPLAINT BODY IN GHANA
This Report is the outcome of CHRI Africa’s research conducted to aid the process of establishing an independent police oversight mechanism. The Report synthesizes best practices from selected countries and recommends a good mix of factors to be taken into account when fashioning a mechanism for Ghana.
JAIL MAIL: SAFEGUARDING RIGHTS OF THE ARRESTED
October 2nd is a day about respecting the rule of law and the fundamentals of a democratic and just society, just as Mahatma Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri had envisioned. To further the need to protect and safeguard the rights of accused persons, CHRI puts forth two publications.