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REDRESS calls for enactment of new torture damages bill

REDRESS, the international human rights organisation with a mandate to assist torture survivors to obtain justice, today called for the speedy enactment of the Torture (Damages) Bill, a Private Members’ Bill sponsored by the Lord Archer of Sandwell QC. The Bill would enable torture survivors to bring a claim for… Read More

Top UK court orders probe into Mousa’s death by torture

REDRESS, the international human rights organisation with a mandate to help torture survivors obtain justice, welcomes today’s ruling by the Appellate Committee of the House of Lords that Baha Mousa’s death at the hands of British troops in Iraq can be considered under the Human Rights Act of 1998. Hotel… Read More

Call to end European safe havens for Rwandan perpetrators

13 Years after the Rwandan genocide, it is unacceptable that perpetrators continue to live freely in Europe, said The International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) and the Redress Trust (REDRESS) on the occasion of their Conference marking the 13th Anniversary of the genocide of Tutsis in Rwanda, in which up to… Read More

ICC prosecutor initiates Darfur cases

Today Mr. Luis Moreno-Ocampo, Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC), will take evidence to the Court’s Pre-Trial Chamber detailing widespread attacks and crimes committed against the civilian population in Darfur. “This is a historic step – it brings the court to life in Darfur and is a vital acknowledgement… Read More