September 18, 2018


This National Legal Aid Report has been prepared based on responses received from Right to Information Applications  from 24 states and 5 union territories. The report is divided into two volumes.

September 11, 2018

Legal Aid 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Legal Aid  2018

September 11, 2018

Victims of Sexual Offences 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Victims of Sexual Offences 2018

September 11, 2018

Police Interrogation and Questioning 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Police Interrogation and Questioning 2018

September 11, 2018

First Information Report 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: First Information Report 2018

September 11, 2018

Arrest and Detention 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Arrest and Detention 2018

September 10, 2018

Recommendations on Legal Aid at Police Station

Prompt access to legal advice and assistance is the key to guaranteeing a fair trial and the rule of law.2 The first few hours of contact with the criminal justice system are among the most crucial for those arrested and/or detained. In this context, discussions around possible models of legal aid at police station are of prime importance.

September 04, 2018

Legal Aid at Police Stations

The early phase of the criminal justice process is the most crucial period for those arrested or detained for an offence. Presence of a lawyer at this phase is important to safeguard the rights accorded to them.

August 09, 2018

Action: CHRI's appeal for urgent action: Illegal arrest of Dr Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh)

CHRI submitted an urgent action appeal to the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Working Group of Arbitrary Detention, UN Special Rapporteur on Torture, Special Rapporteur on human rights defenders and Special Rapporteur on freedom of opinion and expression.

July 31, 2018

Justice A P Shah, Chairperson, Citizens Whisteblowers Forum writes to the Indian PM to prevent derailment of anti-corruption efforts

"Justice A. P. Shah, former Chief Justice of the Madras and Delhi High Courts, has written to the Prime Minister of India in his capacity as the Chairman of the Citizens Whistleblowers Forum, expressing concerns about the recent measures to dilute various legislations which could result in a spurt on corruption related offences.