Jail Mail Prison Reforms in Karnataka: Our Impact Story
This Jail Mail shares a positive story of reform in prisons of Karnataka - an example of successful collaboration between the prison department, State Legal Services Authority and civil society to initiate sustainable reforms within prisons.
Rwandan Authorities Should Ensure an Independent Investigation into John Williams Ntwali’s Death
Joint Statement by 100 Civil Society Organizations and Press Associations January 31, 2023 – Rwandan authorities should allow an independent, impartial, and effective investigation, drawing on international expertise, into the death of John Williams Ntwali, a leading investigative journalist, over 100 civil society organizations and media associations said today.
Inside Punjab Prisons
The report, ‘Inside Punjab Prisons’, is a detailed study on the condition of prisons in Punjab commissioned by the Punjab State Legal Services Authority (PULSA) to CHRI in 2018.
Inside Karnataka Prisons
This Report - ‘Inside Karnataka Prisons’ in two volumes, is a prison-wise comprehensive review of the prison conditions, which the Karnataka State Legal Services Authority (SLSA) commissioned CHRI to undertake in compliance with the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
Children, not workers: community based responses to child labour in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic
This new report of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative explores interventions to tackle child labour in three Commonwealth countries – Ghana, Sri Lanka, and Trinidad and Tobago. Despite national and international efforts, child labour remains one of the biggest challenges to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in particular SDG Target 16.
Implementing Anti-Human Trafficking Legislation: A Guide to Accessing Information through Right to Information Laws
September 28 is celebrated globally as the International Day for Universal Access to Information (IDUAI) to recognise the universal nature of the right to information (RTI) which guarantees everyone the right to seek, receive and impart information. The right to access information is enshrined in international and regional standards and conventions, and in national constitutions and laws.
On the Passing of Queen Elizabeth II
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative joins other organisations in the Commonwealth family to express sadness at the death of Queen Elizabeth II, and sends its condolences to members of her family. Described by Commonwealth leaders as having lived a life of dignity and service, one of the most noteworthy features of Queen Elizabeth’s reign was her role as head of the Commonwealth.
Message from the Chair of our International Board on the Release of CHRI’s CHOGM 2022 Report
The presumption of innocence, as affirmed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, is one of the most fundamental human rights principles. Yet, of the 1.5 million prisoners detained across the Commonwealth more than 0.5 million are pre-trial detainees. In at least 15 countries pre-trial detainees form more than half of the total prison population.