Casework database

REDRESS currently has over one hundred active cases in more than 40 countries encompassing all regions of the world. Given the sensitivity of the information, we are only able to highlight information which is in the public domain.  

A v Azerbaijan & 24 other applications

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

REDRESS, along with two other organisations, has participated in the submission of a third-party intervention in a case of alleged unlawful and arbitrary arrest and detention of a number of members of the Azerbaijani LGBTI community and their subsequent ill-treatment and forced medical examination. BACKGROUND In mid-September 2017, the Azerbaijani…

Purna Maya v Nepal

United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC)

Purna Maya (name changed to protect her privacy) is a Nepalese woman who was raped by four soldiers in 2004 during Nepal’s internal armed conflict. She suffered grave physical injuries as well as severe depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. PURNA MAYA’S STORY Purna Maya ran a tea shop.  Over a…

Ali Aarrass

Ali Aarrass v Belgium

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Ali Aarrass is a dual Belgian/Moroccan national who has been detained since 2008, first in Spain and then later in Morocco, where he is serving a 12-year sentence based on his confessions obtained under torture. ALI’S STORY Ali Aarrass is a dual Belgian/Moroccan national born in the Spanish territory of…

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