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Landmark House of Lords Decision in Torture Evidence Case

REDRESS, the international NGO that represents torture survivors in the UK and abroad, and one of 17 organisations which intervened in the case of A (FC) and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department, welcomes today’s decision that evidence obtained by torture is inadmissible in British courts. “We… Read More

Limited ICC charges may trigger recriminations in Eastern Congo

Today the International Criminal Court ends the confirmation hearing against Thomas Lubanga, former leader of the UPC in Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo; the first person to be arrested and brought before the ICC for war crimes. The Court’s Pre-Trial Judges will now decide if the Prosecutor has sufficient evidence… Read More

Second public hearing of the office of the prosecutor

REDRESS, the international NGO promoting victims’ rights, is grateful to the Office of the Prosecutor (OTP) for organising this Second Public Hearing. We hope it will be a useful opportunity to exchange views and to enhance cooperation between the OTP, civil society groups and other stakeholders. REDRESS has been involved… Read More

Inquiry condemns roles of Canadians in extraordinary rendition case governments worldwide must follow suit and investigate their roles in sending people to torture

Yesterday, in a landmark finding with major international repercussions, a Canadian Inquiry determined that the actions of Canadian investigators contributed to Maher Arar’s illegal rendition to Syria where he spent a year in detention and was subjected to torture. The inquiry faulted Canadian investigators with: Wrongly sharing intelligence reports with… Read More

Making the prevention of torture and ill-treatment a priority

22 June 2006 marks the entry into force of the Optional Protocol to the UN Convention against Torture (the Protocol). The Coalition of International NGOs Against Torture (CINAT) congratulates the following states who have enabled this momentous event by becoming the first 20 to ratify the Protocol: Albania, Argentina, Bolivia,… Read More