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.  

Ebenezer Ackwanga

Ebenezer Akwanga v Cameroon

United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC)

Ebenezer Akwanga is a Cameroonian national who was arrested in 1997 in relation to his political activism. He was held for six years and was tortured. He now lives in the United States. EBENEZER’S STORY Ebenezer Akwanga was born in Cameroon in 1970. He became a political activist, campaigning peacefully…

Albert Wilson v Philippines

United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC)

Albert Wilson is a UK national who was arrested in The Philippines in 1996, convicted on fabricated charges, and held on death row in very difficult conditions. He was released in December 1999 and returned to the UK. ALBERT’S STORY Albert Wilson is a British national who first went to…

Abdennacer Naït-Liman

Abdennacer Naït-Liman v Switzerland

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

The case concerns a Tunisian national, who has since become a Swiss citizen, who was tortured for more than a month by the Tunisian authorities. Unable to obtain justice in Tunisia, he initiated a lawsuit to get redress in Switzerland against the former Tunisian Minister of Domestic Affairs with the…

Zeinab Jalalian

Zeinab Jalalian case

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD)

Zeinab Jalalian is a Kurdish women’s rights activist who was sentenced to death for “enmity against God” (moharebeh) by an Iranian court in 2008 in an unfair trial that lasted a few minutes. Her death sentence was commuted to life imprisonment in in 2011 and she is currently serving a…