Police and Prison Reforms in India – July 2, 2003, Ottawa
(13 Jun 03) South Asia Partnership (SAP) Canada cordially invites you to a talk on
POLICE AND PRISON REFORMS IN INDIA
Dr. (Ms.) Doel Mukerjee, Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative, New Delhi, India
To be followed by a discussion
Date: Wednesday, July 2, 2003
Time: 12-2 PM
Place: Room 202, 2nd Floor, 1 Nicholas Street, Ottawa
Dr Mukerjee works in the Police, Prisons & Human Rights Programme at The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative (CHRI). She will speak about CHRIï¿½s work which focuses on the criminal justice system, including prisons and the police, in order to ensure human and womenï¿½s rights and create a culture of human rights.
CHRI is a non-partisan, international non-governmental organization, mandated to ensure the practical realization of human rights in the countries of the Commonwealth. It was born out of an awareness that although the Commonwealth countries share legal principles and values, much remains to be done to establish human rights standards within the Commonwealth and to promote a culture of human rights. Over the last five years, CHRI has been working on structural reforms in the police and prisons, right to information bill, fact-finding missions and advocacy training.
Dr Mukerjee has done academic and activist work on the following: crimes against women, police and prison reform, and the rights of women and children. In 1997, as a Shastri Indo-Canadian Fellow for Doctoral Studies in Canada, she was a Research Fellow at the Department of Criminology, University of Toronto. She is currently in Canada for a training course at the Canadian Human Rights Foundation in Montrï¿½al.
(Donï¿½t forget to bring your lunch)
Please RSVP To:
Veena Gokhale, India Program Manager, SAP Canada
Phone: (613) 241-1333 ext 231, Fax (613) 241-1129