December 04, 2019


This User Guide explains the mandate of Police Complaints Authorities in Maharashtra and how to access them.

November 13, 2019


This year we celebrated the 25th Legal Services Day on 9th November 2019. Over the last 25 years, NALSA has taken a number of steps to extend the coverage and ambit of legal services. Additionally, to keep up with the changing times, NALSA as well as SLSAs across the country have been trying to make themselves visible and accessible to the populace with campaigns and awareness programmes.

November 13, 2019

Urgent Action Desk

In response to suggestions received from the participants of the Roundtable Consultation with Key Stakeholders on Strangers to Justice. CHRI has established an Urgent Action Desk, in order to facilitate consular access, contact with family, legal representation, repatriation and transfer of prisoners under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 2003.

November 13, 2019

International Legal Aid Group (ILAG) Newsletter No.46

Our programme head prison reforms programme, attended the International Legal Aid Group Conference in Ottawa, Canada in June 2019. She summarises the proceedings in this piece published in the ILAG Newsletter No.

November 12, 2019

CHRI, CSNSR in Odisha launch new report on Crime and Policing

The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) and Centre for the Sustainable Use of Natural and Social Resources (CSNSR) have launched "The State of Crime and Policing in Odisha: Results of a Study Conducted in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Jajpur and Kandhamal​” on 7th November 2019 at the Press Club, Bhubaneswar, Odisha.

November 12, 2019

Legal Aid Services IN Correctional Homes of West Bengal - Second Watch Report

This study documents the status of legal aid services in West Bengal based on the evaluation of data received from correctional homes on the compliance and implementation of various schemes and directives of NALSA, State Legal Services Authority (SLSA), and the WBSLSA. The data covers the period between 1 January and 31 December 2017.

November 04, 2019

JAIL MAIL: Ten Things You Should Know About Indian Prisons- An Analysis of Prison Statistics India 2017

The National Crimes Records Bureau (NCRB) released its annual publication on prisons in India for the year 2017, on 21st October, 2019.

October 19, 2019

Know Your Rights- Supreme Court guidelines in D.K. Basu vs. State of West Bengal - Arrest and Detention

The Supreme Court of India has issued guidelines that the police must follow in all cases of arrest and detention. It is important for all arrested persons to know these guidelines, to know their rights and the police's duties toward them.

October 19, 2019

Police Complaints Authority Of Delhi

Delhi has an independent Police Complaints Authority (PCA). The PCA is mandated to inquire into complaints against any member of the Delhi Police, by anyone affected by police wrongdoing, involving allegations of serious misconduct and abuse of authority. For the public, it provides a mechanism outside the Delhi Police to send complaints about police personnel.

October 02, 2019

The Right To Information-Ghana's Journey (1992-2019)

Several international and regional instruments and declarations that Ghana is party to, provide for the enactment of freedom of information legislation. The Universal Declaration on Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights are examples.