Publications

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Report Summary: Not Without Us: Strengthening Victim Participation in Transitional Processes in Uganda

This Report Summary outlines the main findings of the report Not Without Us: Strengthening Victim Participation in Transitional Processes in Uganda. Uganda is a country whose complex cycle of conflicts at different stages of its development has created untold suffering for its citizens. The report analyses some of the challenges in translating the promise of victim-centred processes from rhetoric into reality. The report is based on research and activities carried out by REDRESS, Emerging Solutions Africa (ESA) and the Uganda Victims’ Foundation (UVF), between November 2017 and March 2020, under the project: Strengthening Victim Participation in the Fight against Impunity for International Crimes. Activities included victim forums in the areas most affected by the war in Uganda and high-level policy conferences in Kampala and The Hague. The project aimed to support victims of international crimes and the local organisations assisting them to participate meaningfully in local, national, and international transitional justice processes.

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Not Without Us: Strengthening Victim Participation in Transitional Justice Processes in Uganda

This report examines victim participation in transitional justice (TJ) processes in Uganda, a country whose complex cycle of conflicts at different stages of its development has created untold suffering for its citizens. The report analyses some of the challenges in translating the promise of victim-centred processes from rhetoric into reality. The report is based on research and activities carried out by REDRESS, Emerging Solutions Africa (ESA) and the Uganda Victims’ Foundation (UVF), between November 2017 and March 2020, under the project: Strengthening Victim Participation in the Fight against Impunity for International Crimes. Activities included victim forums in the areas most affected by the war in Uganda and high-level policy conferences in Kampala and The Hague. The project aimed to support victims of international crimes and the local organisations assisting them to participate meaningfully in local, national, and international transitional justice processes.

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Joint letter to the US government on using Magnitsky sanctions to address Covid-19-related corruption

In this joint letter, REDRESS and 23 other organisations urge the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to use the Global Magnitsky sanctions to target gross corruption by public officials around the globe in the context of Covid-19. 

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REDRESS Bulletin: Third Edition

In this bulletin, we draw attention to our most recent casework, including the landmark judgment in the Azul Rojas Marín case, the first case of LGBT+ discriminatory torture ever decided by a human rights court worldwide. We also provide the latest updates on our advocacy campaigns, publications and policy work during January-June 2020, including our new reports Litigating Peacekeeper Child Sexual Abuse, and A Way Forward? Anti-Torture Reforms in Sudan in the Post-Bashir Era.

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Letter to the UN Independent Expert on Sudan on Omar Al-Bashir’s Release Request

This letter expresses REDRESS' deep concern about the possible transfer out of prison of former Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir, and other former regime members, in light of the COVID-19 health emergency. While REDRESS strongly supports measures to protect detained individuals’ rights to health and personal integrity, Covid-19 must not be a pretext for the unjustified release of those facing charges for serious international crimes. REDRESS calls on the UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Sudan to take note of this situation and to encourage the Sudanese authorities to adhere to international standards.

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Letter to the UN Special Rapporteur on Truth on Omar Al-Bashir and Hissène Habré’s Release Requests

This letter expresses REDRESS' concern about the possibility of the release of individuals suspected and convicted of serious human rights abuses, including torture, in light of the COVID-19 health emergency. The letter discusses the cases of Omar Al-Bashir and Hissène Habré. REDRESS calls upon the UN Special Rapporteur on the promotion of truth, justice, reparation and guarantees of non-recurrence, to take note of these situations and to encourage the Sudanese and Senegalese authorities to adhere to international standards.

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Letter to the Attorney-General of Sudan on Omar al-Bashir’s Release Request

This letter expresses REDRESS' concern about the possible transfer out of prison of former Sudanese President, Omar Al-Bashir, and other former regime members, in light of the COVID-19 health emergency. While REDRESS strongly supports measures to protect detained individuals’ rights to health and personal integrity, Covid-19 must not be a pretext for the unjustified release of those facing charges for serious international crimes. REDRESS calls upon all decision-making authorities in Sudan, especially the office of the Attorney-General, to ensure respect for the rights of victims to justice and reparation, while upholding the rights of detainees to health and safe conditions of detention.

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Q&A: Policy submission on a draft multilateral treaty for cooperation in international crimes cases

This Q&A summarises a joint policy submission released by FIDH, REDRESS and ECCHR calling on States to prioritise victims’ rights in negotiations for a new multilateral treaty on international cooperation in the domestic prosecution of serious international crimes, including genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity. Since 2011, a group of States has advocated for a new multilateral treaty to enhance cooperation between States in investigations and prosecutions of serious international crimes. This Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Initiative is currently supported by over 70 countries.

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