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.  

Jean Pierre-Bemba Gombo

The Prosecutor v Jean-Pierre Bemba

International Criminal Court (ICC)

News: On 8 June 2018 Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo was acquitted by the ICC Appeals Chamber. Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo was the President and Commander-in-chief of the Mouvement de libération du Congo (Movement for the Liberation of Congo) (MLC). He was found guilty, on 21 March 2016, of two counts of crimes against humanity (murder and…

Necati Zontul

Necati Zontul v. Greece

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Necati is a Turkish-British national who was tortured in detention in Greece in 2001 because of his sexual orientation. NECATI’S STORY In May 2001, Necati boarded a boat from Istanbul to Italy with over one hundred other migrants. The boat was intercepted by the Greek coastguard and towed to the…

The Baha Mousa case

European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)

Six Iraqi civilians were killed by UK soldiers during the Iraq war, one of them being Baha Mousa, a receptionist at a nearby hotel. Subsequently Baha Mousa's father pursued legal avenues against the British involvement and complacency of the torture committed by British troops, and resulted in a huge development for British and International Human Rights Law.