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
This blog piece was originally published in the Oxford Human Rights Hub blog * Over the next few months, REDRESS will be publishing a series of practice notes on strategic litigation against torture. The first of these, published today, is The Law Against Torture, a guide setting out… Read More
By Lisa-Marie Rudi, Consultant Legal Officer In 2015, the United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 19 June the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict to emphasise the need to put an end to such violence, to honour survivors around the world and to pay tribute to… Read More
Listen to the REDRESS Podcast: The Overseas Operations Bill The UK is respected in many places around the world for its adherence to the rule of law, and its critical role in the development of international law. Britain has long accepted that it is obliged… Read More
On 15 October 2020, members of the UK Parliament gathered in Westminster Hall for a wide-ranging discussion of the humanitarian and economic situation in Sudan. REDRESS welcomes the calls made for the UK’s continued support of Sudan’s democratic transition. More than a year after president Omar al-Bashir’s removal from power,… Read More
As Sudan discusses transitional justice bill, Sudanese and international NGOs call upon the revolutionary government, UN and African bodies and experts to pause the process until consultations have happened.
“True freedom requires the rule of law and justice, and a judicial system in which the rights of some are not secured by the denial of rights to others.” – Jonathan Sacks By REDRESS’ Legal Advisor Chris Esdaile 2003, Basra, Iraq. Baha Mousa dies… Read More