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Year One in Numbers: UK Global Human Rights Sanctions

Year One in Numbers: UK Global Human Rights Sanctions

As the UK’s human rights sanctions programme marks its first anniversary, how has the Government used its new powers? Who has been sanctioned, where, and why? By Charlie Loudon, International Legal Adviser, and Celeste Kmiotek, Legal Fellow Launched with fanfare one year ago on 6 July 2020, the UK’s Global… Read More

UPR Submission on Lithuania’s Complicity in the Torture and Ill-Treatment of CIA Detainees Secretly Held in Its Territory 

UPR Submission on Lithuania’s Complicity in the Torture and Ill-Treatment of CIA Detainees Secretly Held in Its Territory 

This week REDRESS made a submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Lithuania.  The contribution focuses on the lack of effective investigation into Lithuania’s complicity in, and facilitation of, the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation (RDI) Program.  Detailed analysis of publicly available evidence on the… Read More

Webinar: Protecting LGBT+ Persons in Africa from Torture

Webinar: Protecting LGBT+ Persons in Africa from Torture

Challenges, Opportunities and Comparative Experiences 1 July 2021 2.30 – 3.45 PM (UK) 3.30 – 4.45 PM (South Africa) Languages available: English, French and Portuguese Register here Violence against the LGBT+ community often amounts to torture or ill-treatment, for example, violent arbitrary arrests, forced medical examinations, ‘corrective rapes’,… Read More