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March 08, 2021

Jail Mail – International Women’s Day 2021

In a year that was plagued with its own share of challenges, this Jail Mail highlights the main issues that continue to plague women prisoners in India ten years after the adoption of the Bangkok Rules on the treatment of women prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offender.

March 08, 2021

Joint Statement of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and the Commonwealth 8.7 Network

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and the Commonwealth 8.7 Network[1] urges Commonwealth governments to fulfill their commitments to eradicate contemporary forms of slavery by 2030.

March 08, 2021

CHRI supports the call for independent investigation into the custodial death of Kizito Mihigo in Rwanda last year

Excellencies, Re: Call for independent investigation into Rwandan singer Kizito Mihigo’s death Civil society organizations around the world are calling on the Rwandan authorities to allow an independent, impartial, and effective investigation into the death in custody of Kizito Mihigo, a popular gospel singer and peace activist.

March 03, 2021

HRC46: CHRI's Video Intervention in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Sale and Sexual Exploitation of Children

02 March 2020, Geneva: CHRI delivered a video oral statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the sale and exploitation of children, including child prostitution, child pornography and any other child sexual abuse material (Agenda Item 3) at the 46th Regular Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.

March 01, 2021

Urgent Appeal to NHRC on illegal detention, arbitrary arrest and custodial torture of Mr. Shiv Kumar by Haryana Police

Urgent Appeal to the National Human Rights Commission on the  abduction, illegal detention, arbitrary arrest and custodial torture of HRD Mr. Shiv Kumar in Sonipat by Haryana Police.

February 26, 2021

46th Regular UNHRC Session: Interactive Dialogue on the OHCHR Report on Sri Lanka - 10th Meeting

25 February 2021, Geneva: CHRI delivered a video oral statement in the Interactive Dialogue on the recent report of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights on "Promoting reconciliation, accountability and human rights in Sri Lanka" (Agenda Item 2) at the 46th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC).

January 28, 2021

India Justice Report 2020

The second edition of the India Justice Report is all about comparisons and tracking the rise and falls in each state’s structural and financial capacity to deliver justice. Using the latest available government figures the first ever ranking was published in November 2019.

January 24, 2021

Life And Death In The Time Of RTI

On an average between 7-8 lakh RTI applications are filed in Maharashtra every year. Maharashtra also has the dubious distinction of reporting the most number of attacks on people who use the RTI Act to demand information from government agencies as a matter of right.

January 07, 2021

Resource Directory to Assist Women and Children Facing Violence in Mumbai

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, in partnership with the City Core Group (a Mumbai-based network of civil society organizations, lawyers and activists) has developed a resource directory aimed at women and child survivors affected by and/or facing violence as well as support persons or organizations based in Mumbai.

January 06, 2021

Police Registration of Sexual Offences: A Guide on Procedures and Holding Police Accountable

Studies and real experiences reveal that survivors and victims of sexual offences hesitate to approach the police out of trauma, fear, or being morally judged. Their experience is often made worse by police either delaying or refusing to register complaints of sexual violence. The law makes it mandatory for the police to register all cases of sexual violence that they receive.