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Torture being systematically practiced in Nepal

Torture being systematically practiced in Nepal

The Committee against Torture, a respected body of experts monitoring implementation of the Convention against Torture, has said that there are well-founded indications that torture is being systematically practiced in Nepal. After six years of consideration, the Committee has published a highly critical report concluding that “the authorities not only… Read More

Talk by Dame Rosalyn Higgins

Dame Rosalyn Higgins, former President of the International Court of Justice, is helping REDRESS celebrate its 20th Anniversary today with a talk and a reception at the Inner Temple. Dame Rosalyn’s talk, “The campaign for justice for torture survivors in the context of the human rights developments of the last… Read More

Foreign Affairs Committee echoes REDRESS concerns over Bahrain

Foreign Affairs Committee echoes REDRESS concerns over Bahrain

In a report released today, an important parliamentary committee has again called on the UK Government to designate Bahrain as a “country of concern” in its human rights policies, reflecting REDRESS’ ongoing concerns about the human rights situation in Bahrain. Earlier this year, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) released… Read More

REDRESS: some important staff management changes

Dadimos Haile, a former Ethiopian High Court judge, has been appointed interim director of REDRESS, an organization which helps torture survivors seek justice. He will take up the role on 1 October 2012 on a 9-month secondment. Haile will be covering for Carla Ferstman, REDRESS’ permanent director, who has received… Read More