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M.A. v Turkey

M.A. v Turkey

M.A. is a Turkish-British national who was arrested, detained and tortured in Turkey in 2003, over allegations he was assisting the PKK. He fled the country later that year and sought asylum in the UK.   M.A.’S STORY  M.A., a dual Turkish-British national of Kurdish… Read More

Year One in Numbers: UK Global Human Rights Sanctions

Year One in Numbers: UK Global Human Rights Sanctions

As the UK’s human rights sanctions programme marks its first anniversary, how has the Government used its new powers? Who has been sanctioned, where, and why? By Charlie Loudon, International Legal Adviser, and Celeste Kmiotek, Legal Fellow Launched with fanfare one year ago on 6 July 2020, the UK’s Global… Read More

Year One in Numbers: UK Global Human Rights Sanctions

Year One in Numbers: UK Global Human Rights Sanctions

Launched one year ago on 6 July 2020, the UK’s Global Human Rights Sanctions regime gave the UK Foreign Secretary the ability to sanction persons implicated in human rights abuses anywhere across the globe. The first anniversary of the UK Global Human Rights Sanctions regime provides an opportunity to examine… Read More

UPR Submission on Lithuania’s Complicity in the Torture and Ill-Treatment of CIA Detainees Secretly Held in Its Territory 

UPR Submission on Lithuania’s Complicity in the Torture and Ill-Treatment of CIA Detainees Secretly Held in Its Territory 

This week REDRESS made a submission for the UN Universal Periodic Review (UPR) of the Republic of Lithuania.  The contribution focuses on the lack of effective investigation into Lithuania’s complicity in, and facilitation of, the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation (RDI) Program.  Detailed analysis of publicly available evidence on the… Read More

Training Modules on Strategic Litigation against Torture

Training Modules on Strategic Litigation against Torture

Our Holistic Strategic Litigation Training Modules are a series of Guidance Notes and accompanying pre-designed PowerPoint presentations to support practitioners delivering trainings on strategic litigation against torture, as well as workshop participants. The PowerPoint presentations are editable so that you can tailor them to your specific needs. Modules can be… Read More

Training

Training

Welcome to REDRESS’s series of training materials. On this page you will find resources to help human rights lawyers and anti-torture activists around the world who are challenging torture and ill-treatment wherever it occurs. Our set of materials on Holistic Strategic Litigation Against Torture is comprised of: Practice… Read More

Practice Note: Working With Child Victims of Trauma

Practice Note: Working With Child Victims of Trauma

This practice note provides an overview of the psychological aspects of working with child victims of trauma in strategic litigation. It is designed to help inform civil society organisations and legal practitioners that work on human rights litigation and other forms of public interest litigation involving child victims of torture,… Read More

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