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Community Participation in Prisons (India)

Community Participation in Prisons (India)

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The present report highlights the practice of NGOs working in prisons in 14 states
across India, attesting to our own tradition of active citizenry. The study identifies many
examples of best practice that should be replicated. However, it also identifies sustained
rights-based interventions as in the minority, with the majority of community participation
operating as charitable, providing relief or conducting recreational, educational,
vocational or philanthropic activities.
The present report highlights the practice of NGOs working in prisons in 14 states
across India, attesting to our own tradition of active citizenry. The study identifies many
examples of best practice that should be replicated. However, it also identifies sustained
rights-based interventions as in the minority, with the majority of community participation
operating as charitable, providing relief or conducting recreational, educational,
vocational or philanthropic activities.

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CHRI 2008
Community Participation
Prisons
 A civil society perspective
in
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
working for the of in the countries of the Commonwealth
practical realisation
human rights
 
22222Commonwealth Human Rights InitiativeCommonwealth Human Rights InitiativeCommonwealth Human Rights InitiativeCommonwealth Human Rights InitiativeCommonwealth Human Rights Initiative
 
The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI) is an independent, non-partisan, international non-governmentalorganisation, mandated to ensure the
practical
realisation of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth.In 1987, several Commonwealth professional associations founded CHRI. They believed that while the Commonwealthprovided member countries a shared set of values and legal principles from which to work and provided a forumwithin which to promote human rights, there was little focus on the issues of human rights within the Commonwealth.The objectives of CHRI are to promote awareness of and adherence to the Commonwealth Harare Principles, theUniversal Declaration of Human Rights and other internationally recognised human rights instruments, as well asdomestic instruments supporting human rights in Commonwealth member states.Through its reports and periodic investigations, CHRI continually draws attention to progress and setbacks to humanrights in Commonwealth countries. In advocating for approaches and measures to prevent human rights abuses,CHRI addresses the Commonwealth Secretariat, member governments and civil society associations. Through itspublic education programmes, policy dialogues, comparative research, advocacy and networking, CHRI’s approachthroughout is to act as a catalyst around its priority issues.The nature of CHRI’s sponsoring organisations allows for a national presence and an international network.
*
Theseprofessionals can also steer public policy by incorporating human rights norms into their own work and act as aconduit to disseminate human rights information, standards and practices. These groups also bring local knowledge,can access policy makers, highlight issues, and act in concert to promote human rights.CHRI is based in New Delhi, India, and has offices in London, UK, and Accra, Ghana.International Advisory Commission:International Advisory Commission:International Advisory Commission:International Advisory Commission:International Advisory Commission: Sam Okudzeto - Chairperson. Members: Eunice Brookman-Amissah,Murray Burt, Yash Ghai, Alison Duxbury, Neville Linton, B.G. Verghese, Zohra Yusuf and Maja Daruwala.Executive Committee (India):Executive Committee (India):Executive Committee (India):Executive Committee (India):Executive Committee (India): B.G. Verghese – Chairperson. Members: Anu Aga, B.K.Chandrashekar, BhagwanDas, Nitin Desai, K.S. Dhillon, Harivansh, Sanjoy Hazarika, Poonam Muttreja, Ruma Pal, R.V. Pillai, Mool ChandSharma and Maja Daruwala – Director.Executive Committee (Ghana):Executive Committee (Ghana):Executive Committee (Ghana):Executive Committee (Ghana):Executive Committee (Ghana): Sam Okudzeto – Chairperson. Members:  Anna Bossman, B.G. Verghese,Neville Linton and Maja Daruwala - Director.Executive Committee (UK):Executive Committee (UK):Executive Committee (UK):Executive Committee (UK):Executive Committee (UK): Neville Linton – Chairperson; Lindsay Ross – Deputy Chairperson. Members: AustinDavis, Meenakshi Dhar, Derek Ingram, Claire Martin, Syed Sharfuddin and Elizabeth Smith.* Commonwealth Journalists Association, Commonwealth Lawyers Association, Commonwealth Legal Education Association, Commonwealth Parliamentary Association, Commonwealth Press Union and CommonwealthBroadcasting Association.ISBN: 81-88205-58-3© Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, 2008.Material from this report may be used, duly acknowledging the source.
Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative
CHRI Headquarters, New DelhiCHRI Headquarters, New DelhiCHRI Headquarters, New DelhiCHRI Headquarters, New DelhiCHRI Headquarters, New DelhiCHRI United Kingdom, LondonCHRI United Kingdom, LondonCHRI United Kingdom, LondonCHRI United Kingdom, LondonCHRI United Kingdom, LondonCHRI Africa, AccraCHRI Africa, AccraCHRI Africa, AccraCHRI Africa, AccraCHRI Africa, Accra
B-117, Second FloorInstitute of Commonwealth StudiesHouse No.9, Samora MachelSarvodaya Enclave28, Russell SquareStreet Asylum DownNew Delhi - 110 017London WC1B 5DSopposite Beverly Hills HotelINDIAUKNear Trust Towers,Accra, GhanaTel: +91-11-2685-0523, 2652-8152, 2686-4678Tel: +44-020-7-862-8857Tel: +00233-21-271170Fax: +91-11-2686-4688Fax: +44-020-7-862-8820Tel/Fax: +00233-21-271170E-mail: info@humanrightsinitiative.orgE-mail: chri@sas.ac.ukE-mail: chriafr@africaonline.com.gh
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Editor
Priti Bharadwaj
Foreword
Maja Daruwala
Special Thanks
R. K. Saxena, Frederick Piggott & Swati Kapoor 
Commonwealth Human Rights InitiativePrayas (A field action project of TISS)2008
Community Participation
 
in
Prisons
 A civil society perspective

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