June 06, 2018

Guide for Prison Officers Refugees & Asylum Seekers

Asylum Seekers and refugees often get detained for lack of proper knowledge and the ambiguity of existing law with regard to their protection in India. This guidebook provides pertinent information for prison officers on laws and provisions governing their stay, detention and determination of status in India. At present this guidebook is available in Bengali.

June 04, 2018

A Basic guide - Defending Asylum Seekers in Detention (Bengali)

This pamphlet is a basic guide on defending asylum seekers in detention. It addresses the issue lawyers may face in demarcating between Asylum Seekers, Refugees and Economic Migrants. It further describes the legal framework available in India.

May 25, 2018

Memorandum on the Ghana RTI Bill, 2018 to the Joint Committee of Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Communications

Ghana recently introduced the Right to Information Bill, 2018. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) has submitted a Memorandum on the Bill to the Joint Committee of Constitutional, Legal and Parliamentary Affairs and Communications in Ghana.

May 25, 2018

Shabbirpur caste violence: Fact finding and Status update

Fact-finding (May 2017)  CHRI was part of a national fact-finding organised by the National Campaign for Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) to assess the situation in the aftermath of caste violence that took place on 5th May 2017 in Shabbirpur village of Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh.

May 20, 2018

Enough is Enough

CHRI was one of 95 CSOs that signed a joint public letter calling for independent investigations in the OPT.

May 19, 2018

CHRI at CHOGM 2018

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) has long been a major target of CHRI’s advocacy work for the upholding of Commonwealth States’ human rights commitments. This CHOGM, in London in April 2018 was special for CHRI.

May 15, 2018

Cameroon: UN Review should condemn crackdown on rights

15 May 2018 Geneva Cameroon’s human rights situation is to be reviewed at the United Nations' Human Rights Council in Geneva today, under the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) mechanism. The UN Human Rights Council carries out UPR review every four and a half years and this is the third-cycle review for Cameroon.

May 12, 2018

Canada defends human rights record during UPR

May 11, 2018 Geneva During Canada’s third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) last week at the UN Human Rights Council (HRC), members of the Council urged Canada to improve its treatment of Indigenous people, in particular women and girls.

May 12, 2018

CHRI: protect journalists, minority rights, end impunity, high praise for handling of Rohingya crisis

Geneva / Delhi May 12, 2018 Bangladesh needs to show it is taking action to protect journalists and bloggers, human rights defenders, strongly defend minority rights and tackle issues arising from impunity around enforced disappearances when its human rights record comes up on for review Monday, May 14, before the UN Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group

May 08, 2018

Monitoring the Monitors – A Micro Study on Monitoring Committees in West Bengal

National Legal Services Authorities (Free and Competent Legal Services) Regulations, 2010 mandates the setup of Monitoring Committees in legal service institutions across India. This oversight body 'Monitoring Committees' are mandated to oversee legal aid delivery and regularly review the working of legal aid lawyers.