The threat of coronavirus has pushed us into an unprecedented crisis. The national lockdown, while well-intentioned, has also disrupted lives and snatched livelihoods. Millions of men, women, and children have to go without meals. Even social distancing is a luxury for people cramped in unhygienic tenements without a regular supply of water or electricity. It is distressing that even from here, families of migrant workers are being evicted. Their safety and wellbeing are crucial in our fight against coronavirus.
Common Cause is reaching out to civil society organisations which are working hard to mitigate their suffering by distributing food and essential supplies in a fair and dignified manner. If you want to help with money, supplies or services, we have compiled a short list of organisations whose work we have seen and admired for years.
As per the Supreme Court of India’s judgment dated March 9, 2018, the following Advance Medical Directive has been executed by me to lay down clear and specific instructions during the course of my treatment, as well as to strengthen the mindRead More
Common Cause and Lokniti Programme of the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), launched the Status of Policing in India Report (SPIR) 2019 on the tough working conditions of the police in India at the India InternationalRead More
Common Cause has partnered with CPIL and Jindal Naturecure Institute to seek directions for the implementation of the recommendations of the National Electric Mobility Mission Plan, 2020, promulgated in 2012 by the Ministry of HeavyRead More
Download the first SPIR 2018, dedicated to the performance and perceptions of policing (While the latest report, SPIR 2019, is also available on this website). The SPIR reports are a series of studies on policing and the state of the rule of law inRead More
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To champion vital public causes
To defend and fight for the rights and entitlements of all groups of citizens.
The substantial damage to the Himalayan ecology caused by the Char Dham Highway
The threat of coronavirus has pushed us into an unprecedented crisis. The
Miscellaneous Application in Right to Living
The India Justice Report, a first of its kind study is an initiative of
As per the Supreme Court of India’s judgment dated March 9, 2018, the
SPIR 2019 across print, television and the web
Original Application (OA) filed under section 14, 15 and 18 of the National
Living Will, Criminalisation of Politics, Arbitrary appointments and removals and moreRead More
Working condition of private school teachers, Judicial Reforms and moreRead More
Against Illegal mining in Odisha, Police Reforms, Lokpal and moreRead More
In a landmark order, the Supreme Court on March 9, 2018 has allowed living
In the context of a public outcry over massive mining scandals in various parts
Common Cause filed the petition in public interest seeking appropriate
Petitioner has claimed that the prominent display of politicians and their
Common Cause filed a petition seeking to challenge the constitutional validity
The petition sought a court-monitored investigation into the allocation process
Common Cause launched its ambitious booklet in Hindi ‘Humara School, Humari Rakhwali,’ in July, 2018, aimed at empowering the members of the School Management Committees (SMCs) to improve community participation in the running of schools, particularly in slums and urban villages. This exercise was undertaken to make SMCs equal partners in school development and to strengthen the hands of those NGOs who are working towards the implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act. The Common Cause team started this initiative owing to a void in this ...Read More
The IPF Foundation Day Lecture
Justice Madan Bhimarao Lokur, former
Is Policing a Thankless
Senior Journalist Faye D’Souza