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April 14, 2020

CHRI’s Note to assist the Supreme Court constituted ‘High Powered Committee’ for release of prisoners amid COVID-19

With the endeavour to assist the state governments and prison departments, this note is prepared by CHRI to assist the high powered committees set up in each state/UT by the Hon’ble Supreme Court “to determine which class of prisoners can be released on parole or on interim bail for such period as may be thought appropriate.

April 13, 2020

Undertrial Review Committees: Setup & Functioning In West Bengal Second Watch Report

CHRI's report titled Undertrial Review Committees: Setup & Functioning in West Bengal - Second Watch Report documents responses received from 37 Correctional Homes in West Bengal and provides information regarding the functioning of UTRCs. The data pertains to the period between 1 January 2017 and 31 December 2017. Our previous watch report can be found here.

April 13, 2020

Roles & Duties of Para-Legal Volunteers Murshidabad

The training was aimed at training the Para-Legal Volunteers appointed by the DLSA, Murshidabad throughout the district to man the front office of the DLSA & SDLSC, Police Stations and Correctional Homes. In the past, a few had shared their inability to understand their roles and responsibilities in carrying out their function.

April 13, 2020

Roles & Duties of Para-Legal Volunteers North 24 Paraganas

The training was aimed at training the Para-Legal Volunteers appointed by the DLSA, North 24 Paraganas throughout the district to man the front office of the DLSA & SDLSC, Police Stations and Correctional Homes. It has always been noted that the clarity, awareness and knowledge regarding the roles and duties of paralegals is of utmost importance.

April 09, 2020

Joint Civil Society Letter to the NHRC on Oversight during COVID 19 Pandemic

Forty Eight civil society organisations and individuals jointly wrote to the NHRC seeking oversight of actions taken by administrations and police departments in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

April 08, 2020

COVID-19 and Prisons in the Commonwealth: ‘Ensuring an Effective Response'

With the rising spread of the pandemic COVID-19 across the Commonwealth and globally, this document has been prepared to assist governments, prison departments, judiciary, legal services institutions and other stakeholders to undertake effective measures to ensure protection of all prisoners, prison administrators and staff, prison visitors and all persons associated with prisons.

April 08, 2020

CHRI releases Guidelines to Police on Respecting Human Rights while Enforcing the Lockdown

With the rising spread of the pandemic COVID-19 , this document has been prepared by the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative  which proposes actionable measures to assist police departments across India to implement the critical task of enforcing the current nationwide lockdown within the Constitutional framework. The guidelines are available in Hindi, and Marathi.

April 08, 2020

Summary of CHRI's Guidelines For Policing during Lockdown

With the rising spread of the pandemic COVID-19, CHRI has prepared detailed guidelines to assist police departments in enforcing the lockdown within the Constitutional framework. CHRI has identified 54 actionable measures / guidelines to be included in the Lockdown Management Plan. This document provides a summary of these measures. You can view the detailed Guidelines here.

April 08, 2020

Jail Mail: COVID-19 and Prisons in the Commonwealth ‘Ensuring an Effective Response’

Through this issue of Jail Mail, CHRI shares a note – COVID-19 and Prisons in the Commonwealth: ‘Ensuring an Effective Response’ addressed to the executive, judiciary, legal service providers and human rights institutions, on precautions to be taken inside prisons and measures to be adopted to ease overcrowding.

March 30, 2020

A Study on Accountability of Police: Process and Outcomes of Complaints Against Delhi Police Personnel

This report examines data related to the nature of, and responses to, complaints against Delhi Police personnel. It includes complaints received and inquired into by the Delhi Police itself, and also by statutory Commissions with mandates to receive and look into complaints against the police.