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Sep 15, 2019 In-the-news Director's Page

A searing portrait of how NRC has Assam locked in a time warp

Sept 15, 2019 (THE ASIAN AGE) By: Sanjoy Hazarika This new book on Assam is perfectly timed. Without beating about the bush, or indulging in the usual pleasantries and sweeping generalisations, Sangeeta Barooah Pisharoty goes to the core of the major issues before her home state.

Sep 09, 2019 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

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.sp; I won´t lie to you, it has not been an easy task.

Sep 04, 2019 Blog

BEL refuses to disclose EVM/VVPAT info under RTI after demanding fees: Randomisation as a safeguard is questionable based on manufacturer data supplied under RTI

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Aug 09, 2019 In-the-news Police Reform

Police reforms still largely only on paper

Aug 09, 2019 By: Devika Prasad (frontline.thehindu.com) In 2006, the Supreme Court issued seven directives for police reform in Prakash Singh and others vs Union of India and others.

Aug 05, 2019 Press-releases

Bangladesh at UNCAT: Dhaka urged to implement recommendations

Aug 05, 2019 New Delhi, India  The Bangladesh Government, which submitted its first ever report on the United Nations Convention against Torture (UNCAT), is being urged to implement the recommendations of the UN Committee against Torture (CAT) in Geneva.

Jul 26, 2019 About Us

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The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, non-profit, non-governmental organisation working on human rights issues across the Commonwealth.

Jul 24, 2019 Blog

RTI amendments: Questionable Legislative competence, dual control and other legal quagmires arising out of a one-night stand with the RTI Act

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Jul 23, 2019 Events

Prison Reforms team interacts with the new batch of Prison officers from the Academy of Prisons and Correctional Administration, Vellore

As a part of their study tour, the officers visited CHRI to understand the functioning of the organization and it's contribution towards prison reforms in the country.

Jul 22, 2019 Blog

RTI Amendment Bill 2019: Government is trying to fix something that ain't broke?

Image courtesy: www.orissapost.com July 22, 2019 By: Venkatesh Nayak “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”- is an age-old saying that has guided many a practical person, including governments.

Jul 19, 2019 Blog

GoI's RTI Amendment Bill to control salaries and tenure of Information Commissioners Contradicts its 2017 Policy for other Tribunals, Law Commission's Views and may fall foul of Article 14 of the Constitution

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