Publications

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Joint NGOs letter to the European Commission regarding Ali Mamluk’s case

In this letter, REDRESS and other international and Syrian NGOs call on the European Commission to begin infringement proceedings to determine whether Italy breached EU law by allowing a suspected Syrian war criminal, Ali Mamluk, Head of Syria's National Security Bureau, to visit the country earlier in 2018. The EU has issued travel and financial restrictions against Ali Mamluk as early as 9 May 2011 because of his involvement in violence against demonstrators in Syria and a European Parliament resolution in March 2018 declared his visit to Italy to be a ‘flagrant violation’ of the EU decision. The NGOs letter is written in support of a complaint submitted to the European Commission by the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR).  

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Making Sense of Reparations at the International Criminal Court

This background paper prepared by REDRESS provides a succinct overview of reparations at the ICC in order to help frame the discussion during a Victims' Rights Working Group Lunch Talk, 'Making sense of reparations at the International Criminal Court' that took place on 20 June 2018 at the Residence of the Finnish Ambassador in The Hague.

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Tainted by Torture: Examining the Use of Torture Evidence

This report, written by REDRESS and Fair Trials, reveals that state authorities continue to rely routinely on evidence obtained through torture in criminal cases by looking at the law and practice in 17 countries from Europe, Asia-Pacific, Africa and the Americas.

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Fostering Victims’ Rights in the Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Convention

This report, ‘Fostering Victims’ Rights in the Proposed Crimes Against Humanity Convention’, has been submitted to the International Law Commission as part of its ongoing drafting of a Crimes Against Humanity Convention. REDRESS suggests that the final text of any new Crimes against Humanity Convention is consistent with standards that already apply to victims of crimes under international law, including victims of crimes against humanity, and does not compromise existing rights and protections.

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Joint submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Chad

This submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Chad, presented by REDRESS, the Chadian Association for the Promotion and Defence of Human Rights and Human Rights Watch, focuses on one issue: the Chadian government’s failure to make reparations to victims of Hissène Habré-era abuses despite its legal obligations and a 2015 decision by a Chadian court ordering it to provide compensation to over 7,000 victims.

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Supplement to the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Myanmar-Specific Guidance for Practitioners

This guide, authored by REDRESS and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), aims to assist practitioners gather evidence of conflict and atrocity-related sexual violence in Myanmar. It complements the second edition of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, which was published in March 2017 by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). It looks at the specific context for such violence in Myanmar, the forms it commonly takes and impacts it may have, available legal avenues for justice at the domestic and international levels, specific evidential and procedural requirements and practical issues that may arise when documenting sexual violence crimes in the country. All users are free to update, correct and adapt the Supplement as needed.  

Supplement to the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Sri Lanka-Specific Guidance for Practitioners

This guide, authored by REDRESS and the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), aims to assist practitioners gather evidence of conflict and atrocity-related sexual violence in Sri Lanka. It complements the second edition of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict which was published in March 2017 by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). This guide is intended for practitioners who work in and on Sri Lanka. It looks at the specific context for such violence in Sri Lanka, the forms it commonly takes and impacts it may have, available legal avenues for justice at the domestic and international levels, specific evidential and procedural requirements and practical issues that may arise when documenting sexual violence crimes in the country. All users are free to update, correct and adapt the Supplement as needed. IICI has also arranged a Tamil translation of the International Protocol (second edition), also linked here.  

Supplement to the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict: Guidance for Practitioners in Iraq

Sexual violence is a prominent and well-publicised aspect of the ethnic cleansing committed in Northern Iraq by Da’esh since 2014, including the creation of a complex system of slavery that includes rape, forced marriage and sexual violence.  However, as elsewhere, conflict and atrocity-related sexual violence is not a new phenomenon in Iraq. This guide, authored by the Institute for International Criminal Investigations (IICI), aims to assist practitioners gather evidence of these forms of violence in Iraq, helping to overcome some of the key barriers to tackling impunity for these crimes. It complements the second edition of the International Protocol on the Documentation and Investigation of Sexual Violence in Conflict, which was published in March 2017 by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). The Supplement is specifically intended for practitioners who work in and on Iraq. All users are free to update, correct and adapt the Supplement as needed. REDRESS and IICI are grateful for the support to the project of the FCO.

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