September 09, 2019

Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet at the 42nd session of the Human Rights Council

Opening statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet Geneva, 9 September 2019 Distinguished President of the Council, Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends, A year has gone by since I began my mandate.  I won´t lie to you, it has not been an easy task.  We are facing difficult challenges.

September 05, 2019


The Monsoon Session was held from 17 July 2019 to 7 August 2019 with 37 sittings in the Lok Sabha and 35 in the Rajya Sabha.

August 10, 2019

Inside Haryana Prison

Inside Haryana Prisons provides an insight into the realities of the prisons system in Haryana and covers all 19 prisons in the state. The report has been prepared by CHRI on behalf of the Haryana State Legal Services Authority.

August 06, 2019

Anusuchit Jati Janjati Kalyan Branch Madhya Pradesh Police

This report assesses the Anusuchit Jati JanJati Kalyan Branch (AJK) branch of the Madhya Pradesh Police that oversees police response to crimes against the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the state.

August 05, 2019

Micro study on the payment of Legal Aid Lawyers

A common perception about the legal aid system in India is that it fails to succeed due to the lackadaisical attitude of the lawyers. However, to examine this notion, it is necessary to analyse any possible reasons leading to such attitudes among legal aid lawyers.

July 29, 2019

Connecting the Dots - A handbook for paralegals assigned to police stations and prisons

'The handbook has been prepared to assist and facilitate the work of Paralegal Volunteers (paralegals) attached to legal services institutions across the country. It seeks to facilitate the work of paralegals attached to police stations and prisons in ensuring prompt and effective access to legal aid for persons in custody.

July 18, 2019

JAIL MAIL: NELSON MANDELA DAY Ten Things You Must Know About Indian Prisons

On the 101st birth anniversary of Nelson Mandela CHRI’s shares its analysis of the prison statistics on 10 key aspects.

July 02, 2019

Advocacy, Transparency, Challenges and Successes: CHRI's second quarterly newsletter for 2019

  We bring to you the second CHRI Quarterly newsletter for 2019. In this newsletter, we share with you some good news and some bad. As always, our team remains committed to its mandate of securing human rights and access to justice for all, especially the vulnerable. To this end, we have recently seen some successes over all three continents that we work in.

June 28, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions by Indians Imprisoned Abroad

In our report "Bringing them Home", we documented the barriers faced by Indian prisoners in effectuating sentence transfers under the Repatriation of Prisoners Act 2003.  A consultation on the barriers was organised in July 2018 with key stakeholders including representatives from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of External Affairs, Narcotic Control Bureau etc.

June 28, 2019

Maharashtra Police Complaints Authorities - A User Guide (Hindi)

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