Publications

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Victim participation after 20 years of the Rome Statute: A few reflections

Keynote speech by Lorraine Smith van Lin during a high-level Rome Statute anniversary event organised by the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs at the Peace Palace on 4 December 2018.  

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A World Without Torture leaflet

A World Without Torture

This brochure provides information about REDRESS, its mission, objectives, values, areas of work, achievements, and the countries it works in. It also features a number of REDRESS' key cases.

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Guide to Reporting to the Committee against Torture

The purpose of this Guide is to raise awareness of the issues covered under the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and to highlight opportunities for civil society and other stakeholders to use the Convention effectively to hold governments to account.

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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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