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Civil society letter on human rights reforms in Sudan ahead of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council

Ahead of the 45th session of the UN Human Rights Council, and at a critical juncture for Sudan, 23 civil society organisations have written to the Permanent Representatives of Member and Observer States of the United Nations Human Rights Council to highlight the need for their delegations to support the Council’s ongoing contribution to systemic human rights reforms in the country. As Sudan’s political transition remains fragile, the Council has a responsibility to both support national authorities and actors and maintain the monitoring and public reporting capacity of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR).

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Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe: Briefing Note on Second Court Case

The Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) announced a second trial against Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe on 8th September 2020. The second court case repeats the numerous violations of her rights under international human rights law and Iranian law that occurred in her first conviction as outlined in this briefing note.

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Algérie: Suivi des constatations du Comité des droits de l’Homme

En 2018, le Comité des droits de l’Homme a décidé lors de sa 122ème session de suspendre le dialogue avec les autorités algériennes ainsi que la procédure de suivi, en raison de l’absence de coopération de la part de l’Algérie. Depuis, certaines victimes de disparitions forcées et leurs familles ont vu leur situation s’aggraver. La décision de suspendre la procédure de suivi prive les victimes de leur seule possible voie de recours, met en péril la lutte contre les disparitions forcées en Algérie et contribue à un phénomène de « sur-victimisation » et à l’impunité. C’est pourquoi REDRESS, MENA Rights Group, Alkarama, la Coordination nationale des familles de disparus, Mish’al et TRIAL International appellent urgemment le Comité à renouer le dialogue et à reprendre la procédure de suivi avec les autorités algériennes. Les manquements du gouvernement algérien à ses obligations conventionnelles doivent être dénoncés.

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Board of Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements (2020)

This report on our activities sets out what REDRESS achieved from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020Our work was truly international, spanning five continents and over 40 countries. Amongst our many successes: we secured a landmark judgment at the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, which will help to protect LGBT+ persons in Latin America and beyond from discriminatory torture; we helped to build a new network of torture survivors of the conflict in Uganda, which advocated for the introduction of a new transitional justice law that will finally allow survivors to access effective reparations; we held the UK government to account for failing to support a British citizen detained in Panamaand persuaded the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office to introduce changes in how they operate.

NGO letter to the UK, US and Canadian governments urging them to coordinate on the use of human rights sanctions

REDRESS and 70 other organisations have sent this letter to the UK, US and Canadian governments urging greater coordination between them on the use of Magnitsky sanctions to promote respect for human rights. The UK, US and Canada are the only countries with legislation enabling targeted human rights (‘Magnitsky’) sanctions, which impose travel bans and asset freezes on individuals and entities for human rights abuses. By naming and penalising individual perpetrators, sanctions can serve as a useful tool in deterrencepromoting accountability and prompting behavioural change. 

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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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