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Report on Human Trafficking in the Commonwealth

Saturday, 14 April 2018, 11:21 am | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative launch landmark report on Human Trafficking, Modern Slavery, and Child Exploitation in the Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is publishing the first-ever report on SDG8.7 within the ... More >>

A Black Mark in the Commonwealth's History

Tuesday, 1 November 2011, 4:57 pm | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

The Commonwealth has decided not to reassess Sri Lanka’s suitability to host the next Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in 2013. This decision runs contrary to the association’s fundamental values of human rights and democracy, and has ... More >>

FAQs: Sri Lanka as the host of CHOGM 2013

Tuesday, 18 October 2011, 9:53 am | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

In early 2009 Sri Lanka’s long running armed conflict came to an end. Following this several serious allegations of human rights violations have been made on the warring parties including the government. A recent report by a Panel of Experts appointed ... More >>

The Perth Commonwealth Heads Of Government Meeting

Tuesday, 11 October 2011, 12:57 pm | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

The real issue before the Commonwealth summit in Perth, Australia, is whether its 54 member governments want this body to play a more important role in the world, or whether they will be accomplices in its continuing marginalisation. Few international ... More >>

EPG Seeks Radical Improvement in Human Rights

Friday, 23 September 2011, 2:03 pm | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

The Eminent Persons Group (EPG) of 2011, chaired by a former Prime Minister of Malaysia, is unlike its namesake of twenty-five years ago, which sought a negotiated end to South African apartheid. There is no war at present in the Commonwealth with international ... More >>

Sri Lanka and Fiji: Ghost Human Rights Commissions

Wednesday, 21 September 2011, 9:45 am | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

A National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) is a body created and funded by the state with a mandate to protect and promote human rights. In order for an NHRI to provide human rights education to the public, advise the government on human rights issues ... More >>

Commonwealth’s Rights Journey: Final Destination Sri Lanka?

Monday, 19 September 2011, 1:00 pm | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

The decision to hold the 2013 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Sri Lanka is strongly rumoured to be a done deal. The dice, it is said is cast. The Heads of Government meeting in Perth this October end is expected to cement the decision ... More >>

Letter to Trinidad and Tobago PM on Gambia

Monday, 16 November 2009, 2:42 pm | Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

I write as the Director of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). CHRI is a respected international NGO. It is non partisan and independent. The areas of its work look at accountability and we promote in particular police reform and access ... More >>


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