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.B. v Turkey

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

A.B. is a Turkish-British national who was arrested, detained and tortured in Turkey in 2003, over allegations he was assisting the PKK. He fled the country later that year and sought asylum in the UK.   A.B.’S STORY  A.B. is a dual Turkish-British national of Kurdish…

Dodanpegamage Asantha Aravinda v. Sri Lanka

United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC)

Asantha Aravinda is a Sri Lankan man who was beaten and arbitrarily arrested by the Sri Lankan police in2008 following a traffic accident. He was detained for several days, denied medical care and tortured.   ASANTHA’S STORY  On 28 February 2008, Asantha Aravinda and his friend were riding a motorbike when they almost collided with a truck, whose driver had missed…

Tariku Asefa v Libya

United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC)

While transiting (migrating) through Libya on his journey to Europe, after escaping from Sudan, Tariku was abducted and held captive for over a year. He was tortured and forced to work. After his release he came to the UK and is seeking asylum and redress for what he endured. TARIKU’S…