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Sep 22, 2020 About Us

Project Associate for CCG, Mumbai

Are you a Mumbai-based young professional with energy and drive committed to human rights and access to justice? Then CHRI has a challenging position for you in a fascinating project that aims to bring changes at the ground level.  The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (www.

Sep 22, 2020 Press-releases

Strong monitoring by Supreme Court only way to prevent further backsliding of police reforms: CHRI

Sept 22, 2020 New Delhi, India The seven directives on police reforms, delivered by the Supreme Court of India on this day in 2006, implemented in earnest, can address common ills that give rise to poor police performance and unaccountable law enforcement.

Sep 21, 2020 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI MAKES A VIDEO INTERVENTION IN THE INTERACTIVE DIALOGUE WITH THE WORKING GROUP ON ARBITRARY DETENTION AT THE 45th REGULAR SESSION OF THE UN HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL

Geneva CHRI delivered a video oral statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (Agenda Item 3) at the 45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Sep 17, 2020 Publications International Advocacy and Programming

CHRI delivers an oral statement on Contemporary Forms of Slavery at The 45th Regular Session Of The UN Human Rights Council

16 September 2020, Geneva: CHRI delivered a video oral statement in the Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences (Agenda Item 3) at the 45th Regular Session of the UN Human Rights Council.

Sep 11, 2020 About Us

Project Officer: Media and Freedom of Expression

Location: India, Nepal and Bangladesh Number of openings: Two (2) for India, One (1) for Nepal, and One (1) for Bangladesh Period of the Assignment: October 2020 to July 2021 About CHRI The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organi

Sep 11, 2020 About Us

Project Associate: Media and Freedom of Expression

Location : Delhi, India Period of the assignment: October 2020 – July 2021. About CHRI The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-governmental, non-profit organisation headquartered in New Delhi, with offices in London, United Kingdom and Accra, Ghana.

Sep 11, 2020 Where we Work

Compliance With Supreme Court Directives on Police Reforms

Background:  In 1996, two retired  Director Generals of Police (DGPs), Prakash Singh and NK Singh, filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court seeking orders to the central and state  governments to implement the National Police Commission (NPC) recommendations.

Sep 10, 2020 In-the-news Access to Information

Madras HC Order Reignites Demand for Holding Officers Rejecting RTI Queries Accountable

Madras high court. Credit: Wikimedia Commons RTI activists have long insisted that an imposition of penalties and payment of compensation to applicants can be used as tools for ensuring adherence to the norms of providing information within a reasonable time frame.

Sep 08, 2020 Press-releases

SAMDEN urges Pakistan govt to act swiftly in killing of TV anchor

Sept 8, 2020 New Delhi, India The South Asia Media Defenders Network (SAMDEN) today called on Pakistani authorities to take firm action in the killing of Shaheena Shaheen, a TV talk show host and editor, in Balochistan province.

Sep 03, 2020 Press-releases

PRESS STATEMENT ON PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS RESPONSES TO REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION UNDER THE RIGHT TO INFORMATION ACT, 2019 (ACT 989)

Ghana Sept 03, 2020 The Coalition on the Right to Information, Ghana (RTI Coalition) is troubled and disappointed with the kind of responses received by institutions and individuals seeking information from some public institutions under the RTI Act.