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REDRESS’s chair, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, offers his reflections on the United Nations’ Annual Day in support of ‘Victims of Torture, lessons from the Arab Spring: time to stand up to end the use of torture’

REDRESS’s chair, Sir Emyr Jones Parry, offers his reflections on the United Nations’ Annual Day in support of ‘Victims of Torture, lessons from the Arab Spring: time to stand up to end the use of torture’

Today is the United Nation’s Annual Day in Support of Victims of Torture, a day when we remember all those world-wide who are suffering and have suffered torture. Established to mark the day the UN Convention Against Torture came into force (June 26, 1987) it coincides this year with momentous events. In… Read More

Justice denied for victims of US policy of extraordinary rendition

In yet another example of the ‘state secrets’ doctrine overriding the right to a remedy, victims of extraordinary rendition have been denied the opportunity to seek justice after the United States Supreme Court refused to review the dismissal of their case. The claimants – Binyam Mohamed, Abou Elkassim Britel, Ahmed Agiza, Mohamed… Read More

Kenyan colonial litigation commences 7 April 2011

Kenyan colonial litigation commences 7 April 2011

The case of Mutua and Others v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office will commence at 10:30am on Thursday 7 April at the Royal Courts of Justice. The hearing is before Mr Justice McCombe and is due to last 8-10 days. The case involves allegations of torture and other ill-treatment committed by… Read More

UK compensation payout to torture victims

UK compensation payout to torture victims

The UK Government’s decision to pay compensation to 16 men held by US forces at Guantanamo Bay should not limit scrutiny of possible UK complicity in the alleged mistreatment and torture of individuals detained during security activities post 9/11, REDRESS said today. On the contrary, the settlement underscores the imperative for a full… Read More