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.  

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 was extradited from Spain to Morocco in 2010, despite the UN Human Rights Committee having issued an interim measure to halt the extradition given the serious risk of torture. He was subsequently tortured in Morocco, where he served 10 years of a…