Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

  • The Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative is an international non-governmental organisation formed to support Human Rights and particularly to support the implementation of the Harare Declaration in the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • The headquarters was in London until 1993 when the head office moved to New Delhi.
  • In 2001 a regional office was opened in Accra, Ghana.

Harare Declaration:

  • The Harare Commonwealth Declaration was a declaration of the Commonwealth of Nations, setting out the Commonwealth’s core principles and values, detailing the Commonwealth’s membership criteria, and redefining and reinforcing its purpose.
  • The Declaration was issued in Harare, Zimbabwe, on 20 October 1991, during the twelfth Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.


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