Publications

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MLA Initiative Joint NGO Letter

This is a joint NGO Letter to the Core Group and Co-Sponsoring States of the Convention on International Cooperation in the Investigation and Prosecution of the Crime of Genocide, Crimes against Humanity, War Crimes and other International Crimes (“MLA Convention”) in response to version 30/11/2022 of the Draft MLA Convention and in advance of the Diplomatic Conference for the Adoption of the MLA Convention to be held in Ljubljana on 15-26 May 2023.

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Guidance Note on Evidence Collation for Civil Society Sanctions Submissions

This guidance note provides best practice guidance for civil society organisations on collating evidence for the purpose of preparing sanctions submissions under the UK’s targeted sanctions regimes.

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Briefing Paper: The Prohibition of Torture as a UK Priority

This briefing paper offers recommendations to the UK government on re-prioritising commitments to prevent and respond to torture within the UK foreign policy.

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Technical Workshop Report: Improving Torture Complaints, Investigations and Prosecutions in The Gambia

This is a report of a Technical Workshop on “Improving implementation of the UN Convention against Torture: Strengthening complaints, investigations and prosecution mechanisms”, held on 27-29 October 2022 in Serrekunda, The Gambia. It was led by the Convention against Torture Initiative (CTI) and hosted by the Ministry of Justice and Attorney General’s Chambers of The Gambia, and organised in partnership with REDRESS.

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Submission from REDRESS to the UK Parliament’s Joint Committee on Human Rights

On 5 April 2023 REDRESS made this submission to the UK Parliament’s Joint Human Rights Committee on the Illegal Migration Bill. The contribution focuses on the way in which the Bill, if passed, would result in the UK breaching its obligations under international law against torture, in particular, the UN Convention against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, both of which the UK has ratified. 

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UK Targeted Sanctions Quarterly Update: April 2023

This update provides a snapshot of the UK’s use of its targeted sanctions regimes between December 2022 and 20 April 2023. ‘Targeted sanctions regimes’ include Global Human Rights Sanctions (GHRS), which address human rights abuses, Global Anti-Corruption Sanctions (GACS), which target corruption anywhere in the world (together known as ‘Magnitsky sanctions’), as well as country-specific sanctions regimes which are used to address specific issues (such as human rights or rule of law issues) in relevant countries. Such targeted sanctions can be used against individual persons and entities.

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Sudan Sanctions Analysis: UN and National Sanctions

This briefing provides an analysis of current sanctions on Sudanese entities and individuals as of 18 April 2023, including UN sanctions and sanctions by the US, the UK and the EU.

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Universal Jurisdiction Annual Review 2023

The report highlights the increasing use of the principles of universal and extraterritorial jurisdiction to curb impunity for international crimes. This trend has, on one hand, been strengthened by the mobilisation of a number of national prosecuting authorities in response to the atrocities committed on Ukrainian territory following Russia’s invasion, and, on the other hand, by new investigations targeting economic actors.The report has been released by TRIAL International in collaboration with Civitas Maxima, the Center for Justice and Accountability (CJA), ECCHR, FIDH and REDRESS.