Publications


March 04, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs on Ghana's Right To Information Act (Act 989)

February 27, 2020

Legal Awareness: Poster on Steps from Arrest to Appeal

This poster depicts the stages of a criminal trial. These are available in the following languages – Bengali, Burmese, English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi and Urdu.

February 27, 2020

Legal Awareness: Poster on Legal Aid

This poster depicts information on legal aid for prisoners.  These are available in the following languages  – Bengali, Burmese, English, Hindi, Kannada, Marathi, Malayalam, Punjabi and Urdu.

February 26, 2020

Legal awareness material: NALSA SOP on Representation of Persons in Custody

This poster provides a precise of the NALSA SOP on Representation of Persons in Custody 2016, and lists the responsibilities of each stakeholder. These posters are meant for circulation to paralegal volunteers, legal aid lawyers, prison officers and legal aid authorities who are linked to prison legal aid clinics. These are available in English, Hindi and Bengali.

February 26, 2020

Legal awareness material: Visitor's Guide on Mulaqat

The poster is based on the prison rules and the interviews of some prison staff of Jodhpur with the purpose of explaining the entire process of mulaqat. It was developed to use across the prisons in Rajasthan irrespective of the variation in family visiting days and hours. The poster are also available in English and Hindi.

February 26, 2020

Legal awareness material: 'Apnar Legal Aid' - A Play on the Right to Legal Aid of Indian Prisoners

This video focuses on the right of access to legal aid of prisoners. The story revolves around a female undertrial prisoner who doesn't have the economic means to afford a lawyer to fight her case and secure her release.

February 26, 2020

Legal awareness material: Rabeya Ya Ruksana

'Rabeya Ya Ruksana’ focuses on the issue of trafficking of women, in particular the rights of victims, to not be prosecuted as offenders. The story revolves around 3 women, Rabeya, Malati & Manjima.

January 15, 2020

JAIL MAIL: Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons - An Analysis of NCRB’s Prison Statistics India 2018

Since 2015, CHRI analyses NCRB’s annual report - Prison Statistics India to come up with trends, major findings and a comparative commentary on certain indicators to present the status of prisons and prisoners in India.    This analysis is based on the latest Prison Statistics India 2018.

January 10, 2020

Easier Said Than Done (ESTD) Report based on the 41st Session of the UN Human Rights Council

The ESTD series, which was started in 2008, is researched and produced by CHRI’s International Advocacy and Programming (IAP) team. These reports review and monitor voting patterns and conduct of Commonwealth countries at the HRC vis-à-vis their pledges and commitments and as reflected in the human rights situations domestically.

December 18, 2019

Looking into the Haze 2019 - Second National Report on Prison Monitoring in India

Looking into the Haze 2019 is CHRI’s Second National Report on Prison Monitoring in India. This is a second watch report on the functioning of Board of Visitors (BOV) and Non Official Visitors (NOV) in Indian prisons as on 1 June 2018. The report has been prepared on the basis of RTI responses where information was received from 491 prisons of 29 states and union territories.