December 21, 2020

Guide on Defending Asylum Seeking / Refugee Children in Deprivation of Liberty in India

This handbook is intended for lawyers, human rights defenders and other functionaries, and includes pertinent information on the rights, procedures and institutional mechanisms that are available for the protection and support of asylum seeking/refugee children.

December 19, 2020

Responding To The Pandemic: Prisons And Overcrowding 2020

The pandemic has brought to focus the issue of overcrowding in Indian prisons with the Supreme Court taking cognizance of the vulnerability of prisoners and instituting a suo moto petition, In Re: Contagion of Covid-19 Virus in Prisons.

December 15, 2020

Judicial Scrutiny at First Production of Arrested Persons

This handbook outlines the role of a Judicial Magistrate during the first production of arrested person/s. This is the first interface between an arrested person and a Magistrate from the time of arrest, casting the overarching duty on the Magistrate to safeguard the constitutional and statutory rights of the arrested person.

December 15, 2020

Handbook of Landmark Judgments on Human Rights and Policing in India

This handbook explains 26 landmark judgments of the Supreme Court relating to policing. These judgments articulate the constitutional standard of Fundamental Rights of persons within the criminal justice system when they come in conflict with policing powers, and the specific laws, principles and guidelines laid down by the Court.

December 15, 2020

Policing During India’s Covid-19 Lockdown: A Review of Reported Accounts of Police Excesses

This report presents a compilation of reported incidents of excesses committed by the police across states during India’s nation-wide lockdown from 24 March 2020 to 31 May 2020.

November 30, 2020

Handbook for the Undertrial Review Committee

CHRI’s handbook attempts to simplify the process laid out in the NALSA's Standard Operating Procedure on the functioning of Undertrial Review Committees for each stakeholder, enabling better coordination and to ensure effective working of Undertrial Review Committee in their district.

November 27, 2020

Lost Identity: Transgender Persons in Indian Prisons

This report sheds light on issues faced by Transgender persons confined in Indian prisons.

November 25, 2020

Prisons and Parliament- Monsoon Session 2020

The last parliament session - 'Monsoon Session' went on from 14th September 2020 till it was adjourned on 23rd September 2020. During the session, the Members of Parliament (MPs) posed questions to various ministries to seek information on the working of the government and therefore bring more accountability.

November 24, 2020

Police and You Know Your Rights in Urdu 2020

Police and You Know Your Rights: First Information Report 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Victims of Sexual Offences 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Police Interrogation and Questioning 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Arrest and Detention 2020 Police and You Know Your Rights: Legal Aid 2020

November 10, 2020

JAIL MAIL – Legal Services Day 2020

As the legal services institutions (LSIs) in India complete their 25th year of existence this year, in this jail mail, CHRI presents a snapshot into the services provided by LSIs in the face of myriad challenges and restrictions caused by the pandemic.