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REDRESS expresses deep concern at the attendance of alleged Indian torturers at Anglo-Indian police conference convened by Merseyside police

REDRESS, an international non– governmental organisation which seeks justice for survivors of torture, has received reports that two Indian police officers from the Punjab attending an Anglo-Indian police conference were responsible for the torture of Sikh activists in the late 80’s and early 90’s. REDRESS has received reports that Inspector… Read More

Alleged torturer questioned in Bahrain on “fraud and other abuses”

REDRESS applauds yesterday’s reported detention of Adel Felaifel, a former member of the Bahraini Security and Intelligence Services, who is accused of perpetrating countless acts of torture in Bahrain. Adel Felaifel has reportedly been detained by Bahraini authorities in relation to accusations of “fraud and other abuses”. REDRESS, a London-based… Read More

Jurisdiction of International Criminal Court begins today 

The treaty creating the International Criminal Court (ICC) entered into force today, beginning the jurisdiction of the world’s first permanent tribunal capable of trying individuals accused of genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity (including torture). Importantly, and unlike any previous international criminal tribunal, the ICC allows victims to participate… Read More

60th ratification of the International Criminal Court treaty

Today, the United Nations hosts a ceremony marking the historic occasion of the 60th ratification of the Rome Statute, the Treaty that will create the landmark International Criminal Court (ICC). The deposit of the 60th ratification triggers the Treaty’s entry into force, which, according to a timetable set forth in… Read More

Al-Adsani v. the United Kingdom 

On the 21st November, the European Court of Human Rights handed out its final judgment in the case of Al-Adsani v. the United Kingdom. In the words of Judge Ferrari Bravo in his dissenting opinion, “the Court has unfortunately missed a very good opportunity to deliver a courageous judgment.” Owen… Read More