Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Year
2009
Location
India

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) uses India’s Right to Information law to collect data on pretrial detainees.  Through a series of information requests and interviews, CHRI has revealed bottlenecks in the criminal justice system that lead to prolonged and illegal detention.  Based on the information collected, CHRI is holding workshops with stakeholders and designing a strategy to push for the implementation of existing laws and court decisions to protect the rights of detainees.