Asian Centre for Human Rights

Year
2009
Location
New Delhi, India

The Asian Centre for Human Rights (ACHR) will file a series of information requests under India's Right to Information law to collect data on pretrial detainees throughout the country in order to file a public interest lawsuit in the Supreme Court of India. Through litigation, ACHR seeks the enforcement of the Criminal Law Amendment Act of 2005 which requires the release of pretrial detainees who have already served half of the sentence they would have received if convicted for their alleged offense.