The following report to CHOGM 2011 focuses on national human rights institutions (NHRIs) and civil society engagement, and was written by the Human Rights Initiative. ‘A Partnership for Human Rights: Civil Society and National Human Rights Institutions’ focuses on the relationship between civil society and NHRIs. It finds that, with over 30 NHRIs and countless civil society actors working to further human rights in the Commonwealth, there is an urgent need for effective engagement between the two. CHRI produces a biennial human rights report to coincide with the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). Previously we have written reports on police reforms, right to information and human rights defenders.
Download the very useful report here.
For brief reading: The executive summary to the report can be found here.