Joint NGO Letter to the Core Group and Co-Sponsoring States to the Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Initiative

This joint NGO Letter to the Core Group and Co-Sponsoring States to the initiative for the creation of a new multilateral treaty for the domestic prosecution of the most serious international crimes – or Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) Initiative – was sent in response to the Draft Convention on International Cooperation in… Read More

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Briefing on diplomatic protection of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe

This is a briefing on diplomatic protection, a mechanism by which a State may secure protection and obtain reparation for a legally wrongful act committed against one of its nationals, and what it means in the Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe case. Read More

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Enforced disappearance in Africa

In many conflicts in Africa, from the Algerian civil war in the 1990s, Libya under Muammar Gaddafi, Sudan during the civil war, and Zimbabwe under Robert Mugabe, opponents of the government or people just in the wrong place at the wrong time, have disappeared. The victims of these enforced disappearances… Read More



In many cases, people are tortured because of who they are – because they are a human rights defender, a woman, because of their ethnicity, or because they are gay. International law is clear that when people are ill-treated for a discriminatory purpose, it amounts to torture. REDRESS represents and… Read More

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