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Cambodia Study on Opportunities for Reparations for Survivors of Conflict-Related Sexual Violence: Left without Calla

This report from REDRESS, Kdei Karuna and Global Survivors Fund’s (GSF), examines the scope and prevalence of CRSV during the Khmer Rouge regime and the main obstacles that survivors face in realising their right to reparations. It also explores what survivors’ would like in regards to effective reparation programmes. Finally, the study draws conclusions and explores the steps that the Cambodian authorities, civil society and the international community could take to help survivors in their search for redress. The study draws from consultations with survivors in-country, with experts and stakeholders, and desk research. This report is part of a multi-country study led by the GSF to fill the gap that exists around the world to honour the right of reparations for survivors of CRSV.  

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REDRESS Bulletin: Seventh Edition

This bulletin highlights some of our success stories in the last four months. This includes the release of British-Iranian hostage Nazanin Zaghari-Ratliffe in March, after six years of arbitrary detention in Iran, and for which REDRESS successfully campaigned, along with her husband Richard Ratcliffe. In an interview in this Bulletin, Richard reflects on which changes are needed to avoid that what happened to Nazanin does not happen to others. The bulletin also covers two new reports. For Whose Justice we asked survivors of torture and their family members what justice meant to them in practice, why it was important, and what were their key barriers to achieving justice within the UK. Our report UNEQUAL Justice highlights the problem of discriminatory torture against LGBTIQ+ persons in Africa and suggests reforms to improve accountability.

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UK Magnitsky Sanctions: Stuck in First Gear?

This report was compiled by REDRESS, which provides the Secretariat to the Group. This is not an official publication of the House of Commons or the House of Lords. It has not been approved by either House or its committees. All-Party Parliamentary Groups are informal groups of Members of both Houses with a common interest in particular issues. The views expressed in this report are those of the Group.

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Whose Justice? Reflections from UK-based Survivors of Torture

This report sought the views of UK-based survivors of torture and their family members in the UK on what justice meant to them in practice, why it was important, and what were their key barriers to achieving justice within the UK. Four professionals who work with survivors of torture in the UK were also interviewed. The report further sought their views on the existing five forms of reparation in relation to torture under international law: restitution, compensation, rehabilitation, satisfaction, and guarantees of non-repetition. The report confirms that UK-based torture survivors are not a homogeneous group, and their views on the meaning and importance of justice can differ significantly. It confirms previous findings of research undertaken on this issue, including by REDRESS in 2001, 2004 and 2009. The report has a foreword by Juan E Méndez, former UN Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment and a survivor of torture.

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Briefing Paper: Repurposing Frozen Russian Assets for Victims in Ukraine

This briefing paper outlines eight recommendations to the UK government on confiscating frozen Russian assets and repurposing them for victims in Ukraine.

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“Your Life Isn’t Worth the Price of a Bullet”: Briefing on Serious Human Rights Violations in Sudan

This briefing paper, jointly prepared by REDRESS, the Sudan Human Rights Monitor (SHRM), and the SOAS Centre for Human Rights Law, is based on 35 interviews conducted by SHRM in Khartoum, Sudan, and provides first-hand evidence of the nature and consequences of ongoing human rights violations for direct and indirect victims and the wider community. The findings document what has become a centrally planned and systematically implemented assault on the young and the future of Sudan. It has already taken an immense physical and psychological toll on the immediate victims, their friends, families, and whole communities. Notably, some of them have lodged complaints and pursued legal remedies. However, the lack of responsiveness of the authorities, and indeed ongoing commission of serious violations, demonstrates the complete lack of justice and accountability in Sudan.

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Sudan’s Democratic Transition on Life Support

This research paper from REDRESS and the SOAS Centre for Human Rights Law situates Sudan’s current political and human rights crisis within the broader historical context, demonstrating that the cyclical nature of Sudan’s post-independence, post-coup politics is closely linked to the absence of respect for the rule of law, human rights protections, and justice for past violations.

Submission to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee Inquiry into the Handling of State Level Hostage Situations

Reflecting on REDRESS’ work on the Nazanin’s case, REDRESS has submitted evidence to the Foreign Affairs Select Committee inquiry into the handling of state level hostage situations. The submission focuses on diplomatic protection, hostage recognition, torture, Magnitsky sanctions and consular protection.

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