September 17, 2020

Supreme Court Directives on Police Reform English

On 22 September 2006, the Supreme Court delivered an important judgment in Prakash Singh and Others vs. Union of India and Others instructing central and state governments to implement seven practical measures to kick-start police reform. The document contains the text of these seven measures as laid down by the court.

September 17, 2020

Compliance Chart - Supreme Court Directives on Police Reform Part 1: States with Police Acts/Amendments

The Chart details relevant information from the State Police Acts/Amendments relating to Supreme Court's Directives on Police Reform

September 17, 2020

CHRI delivers an oral statement on Contemporary Forms of Slavery at The 45th Regular Session Of The UN Human Rights Council

16 September 2020, Geneva: CHRI delivered a video oral statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences (Agenda Item 3) at the 45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

September 09, 2020

Hope Behind Bars? An Assessment Of Changes in Provision of Legal Aid For Persons in Custody, 2018 - 2020

This report marks the two-year anniversary of the public release of CHRI’s Hope behind Bars? - Status Report on Legal Aid for Persons in Custody, 2018. This report is an effort to analyse the changes that have been brought in by NALSA and improvements in implementation undertaken by SLSAs to improve access to legal services for persons in custody in India.

September 04, 2020

Ten Things You Should know about Indian Prisons- An Analysis of Prison Statistics India 2019

Ten things you should know about Indian Prisons is an annual publication of CHRI since 2015, that highlights trends and major findings from the National Crime Records Bureau's (NCRB) annual statistical report - Prison Statistics India.  This analysis is based on the latest Prison Statistics India 2019.

August 26, 2020

CHRI's Letter to DGP Bihar on the Arrest of a Juvenile

CHRI's letter to DGP Bihar seeking action on the case of a teenage boy arrested by Rajpur police on 29 February spent more than five months in Buxar jail before being declared a juvenile and subsequently released on 17 August 2020.

August 20, 2020

CHRi's Statement On Covid-19 And Contemporary Forms of Slavery Submitted to the 45th Regular Session of the Un Human Rights Council

CHRI submitted a joint written statement on the 'Impact of COVID-19 on Contemporary Forms of Slavery', in collaboration with the Commonwealth 8.7 Network, for the 45th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council. Submitted under Agenda Item 3, the statement drew on the experience and expertise of the member organisations of the Commonwealth 8.

August 19, 2020

Under Trial Review Committees and You

This poster explains the working of Undertrial Review Committees (UTRCs) in a simplified form. It aims to assist prisoners in understanding the functioning of the committee. It also mentions the categories of prisoners mandated to be reviewed by UTRC.  The poster is available in Hindi, Punjabi, Kannada and Tamil.

July 30, 2020

Eradicating Modern Slavery: An assessment of Commonwealth government progress on achieving SDG Target 8.7

This report highlights Commonwealth government action and inaction to tackle contemporary forms of slavery. In 2018, Commonwealth governments committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goal Target 8.7. Two years on, this report finds that progress has been slow and concrete action is urgently needed to achieve this target by 2030.

July 23, 2020

Report of the National Consultation on Prisons: Ensuring an Effective Response to COVID-19

Madhya Pradesh Prisons and Correctional Services and Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) jointly organised the National Consultation on Prisons: Ensuring an Effective Response to COVID-19 on the 20th of June, 2020.