September 09, 2016

CHRI sends submission to the National Human Rights Commission

This CHRI submission to the National Consultation of National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) for India’s 3rd Universal Periodic Review (UPR) includes information on the following areas: overcrowding of prisoners, strengthening legal aid services, custodial violence, access to prison, foreign national prisoners, strengthening police complaints authority, transparency in criminal just

August 22, 2016

Sri Lanka Right to Information Act

The Hon'ble Speaker of the Parliament of Sri Lanka certified their RTI Bill as having been "duly passed by Parliament". With this certification, the RTI Bill has become law in Sri Lanka.

August 19, 2016

Actionable Measures on Police Reforms

It is the State’s duty to provide the public with an efficient, responsive and law-abiding police service. As such, the government must ensure that each police officer and the police as a service go about their functions and duties in a manner that respects human rights and the rule of law, builds confidence and cooperation with the community.

August 19, 2016

THE POLICE — POLITICIAN PARADIGM -The Executive - Police Relationship

This paper seeks to add clarity and enhance debate as to the relationship between the political executive and police, particularly how it can be delineated in statutes.

July 22, 2016

Briefing Note on Standards on Investigation and Protection of Victims and Witnesses in instances of Caste Atrocities

On 11 July 2016, four Dalit men were abused, stripped and beaten with iron rods and wooden sticks for allegedly skinning a dead cow. The incident took place in Una town, Gir Somnath district, Gujarat. The brutality lasted for hours in full public view but no one intervened. Not even the police.

June 29, 2016

Training on Prison Visiting System for Non-Official Visitors (NOVs) on 19th & 20th January, 2016 in Jaipur

The aim of this workshop was to develop the knowledge, skill and commitment of NOVs who have been appointed after a gap of 2 years.

June 27, 2016

CHRI Objects to Removal of RTI Chapter from Rajasthan School Text Books

In May this year, the media reported the removal of a chapter relating to RTI and the contribution of the people's movement to the practical realisation of the fundamental right to information across the country from text books prescribed for middle school students in Rajasthan.  CHRI's Chairperson Mr.

June 22, 2016

Handbook on Referral Bodies in the Criminal Justice System: for socio-legal assistance for prisoners

Handbook on Referral Bodies in the Criminal Justice System

June 22, 2016

Transparency of Information about Arrests and Detentions

Covering multiple jurisdictions, i.e., 23 States across India and the Union Territory of Delhi, this report examines police compliance with Section 41C of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (CrPC).1 Section 41C is part of a series of amendments to the CrPC that Parliament made in 2009.

June 22, 2016

CHRI - Submission on National Policy for Women 20 June 2016

The following submission provides comments and recommendations by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) on the Draft National Policy for Women 2016. CHRI is an independent, non-governmental organisation working towards the practical realisation of human rights across the Commonwealth.