International Resources

October 2013

The Missing Link: A Commonwealth Commissioner for Human Rights

Location: Commonwealth
The Missing Link: A Commonwealth Commissioner for Human Rights, underscores the need for the Commonwealth to restore its relevance to Member States by appointing a Commissioner for Human Rights.  A full time independent expert with functions that will compliment those of existing Commonwealth mechanisms will read more

May 2014

A Force For Good? Improving the Police Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda

Location: Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda
The purpose of this report is to analyse the current status of policing, the challenges facing policing and the initiatives undertaken to improve the police in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda since CHRI’s last reports in 2006. For an in-depth discussion of the history of policing read more

March 2014

Introductory Handbook on Policing Urban Space

Location: Worldwide
This report provides practitioners, including government officials, police, municipal planners and members of civil groups, especially in low and middle income countries, with a basic conceptual grounding in democratic policing, and guidelines on good practices so that they can successfully undertake democractic policing in the read more

January 2014

Baseline survey on policing standards and gaps in Kenya

Location: Kenya
The broad objectives of the baseline study was to assess the perception of Kenyans about policing services and the factors  affecting effective policing in the country. read more


101 Things You Wanted to Know About Policing But Were Too Afraid to Ask - Ghana

Location: Ghana
This booklet is an easy guide to knowing your police. It is only when we know that we can speak up with confidence, and it is only when we speak out against wrong, that things will change. This book is brought out in this hope read more


The World Justice Program Rule of Law Index 2012-2013

Location: 97 countries including India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
The 2012-2013 Rule of Law Index by the World Justice Project provides a qualitative assessment of adherence to the rule of law in practice in 97 countries, including India, Bangladesh and Pakistan.  Limited government powers, absence of corruption, order and security, fundamental rights, open government, read more


How to Follow Up on United Nations Human Rights Recommendations - A Practical Guide for Civil Society

Location: International
This Guide, issued by the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), focuses on how civil society can follow up on recommendations of United Nations (UN) human rights mechanisms and mandates or bodies. Readers who are not already familiar with the main features of read more


Policing Protests UN SR

Location: United Nations
The Special Rapporteur on the rights to freedom of peaceful assembly and of association presents its first thematic report to the Human Rights Council, pursuant to Council resolution 15/21. read more


Feudal Forces: Reform Undermined - Failing to Move from Force to Service in South Asian Policing

Location: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Maldives
This report is the third edition of the biennial publication titled Feudal Forces: Reform Delayed aimed at providing greater detail on the current state and pace of police reforms in Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and the Maldives. As noted in the earlier two editions (2008, 2010), read more


Police Accountability Oversight and Integrity Ebook

Location: United Nation
For the purposes of the present Handbook, accountability is defined as a system of internal and external checks and balances aimed at ensuring that police carry out their duties properly and are held responsible if they fail to do so. Such a system is meant read more

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