Publications


September 19, 2018

CHRI statement at the UN Human Rights Council 39th Session: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention, 17 September 2018

39th Regular Session of the Human Rights Council Item 4: Human rights situations that require the Council’s attention Date: 18th September Oral Statement by Mr. Yashasvi Nain in behalf of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) Thank you, Mr.

September 18, 2018

CHRI and partner organisations urge UN member states to refrain from voting for candidates that are unfit for membership

To Permanent Representatives of Member States of the UN General Assembly 18 September 2018 Member States of the UN should refrain from voting for candidates to the Human Rights Council that are unfit for membership Excellencies, Ahead of the next UN Human Rights Council (“HRC” or “the Council”) election, we, the undersigned national, regional and inter

September 18, 2018

HOPE BEHIND BARS? STATUS REPORT ON LEGAL AID FOR PERSONS IN CUSTODY

This National Legal Aid Report has been prepared based on responses received from Right to Information Applications  from 24 states and 5 union territories. The report is divided into two volumes.

September 11, 2018

Legal Aid 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Legal Aid  2018

September 11, 2018

Victims of Sexual Offences 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Victims of Sexual Offences 2018

September 11, 2018

Police Interrogation and Questioning 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Police Interrogation and Questioning 2018

September 11, 2018

First Information Report 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: First Information Report 2018

September 11, 2018

Arrest and Detention 2018

Police and You Know Your Rights: Arrest and Detention 2018

September 10, 2018

Recommendations on Legal Aid at Police Station

Prompt access to legal advice and assistance is the key to guaranteeing a fair trial and the rule of law.2 The first few hours of contact with the criminal justice system are among the most crucial for those arrested and/or detained. In this context, discussions around possible models of legal aid at police station are of prime importance.

September 04, 2018

Legal Aid at Police Stations

The early phase of the criminal justice process is the most crucial period for those arrested or detained for an offence. Presence of a lawyer at this phase is important to safeguard the rights accorded to them.