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Counter-terrorism

Counter-terrorism

Since 2001 there has been an increase in the use of counter-terrorism laws to challenge the absolute prohibition of torture. Governments around the world – in democracies and dictatorships – have tortured people in the interests of “national security”. REDRESS works with other NGOs to maintain the international standards that… Read More

Torture of refugees and migrants

Torture of refugees and migrants

The UN Special Rapporteur against Torture identified in a 2018 report that an average of 27% of refugees and migrants are torture survivors and, in some situations, more than 70%. Many are also ill-treated as they make their way to Europe, and on other migration routes. REDRESS has brought cases… Read More

Sexual violence in conflict

Sexual violence in conflict

Sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) is used as a weapon of war in conflicts around the world, frequently leaving women and girls, men and boys, without access to a remedy, while perpetrators benefit from impunity. It has been recognised in international law that rape and other forms of sexual violence… Read More

Post-Conflict Justice

Post-Conflict Justice

Read more about our work in Uganda The use of torture is prevalent in war. Conflict leaves victims of international crimes who have severely injured and stripped of their dignity, in a context unable to support their needs. Post-conflict societies are often left with little infrastructure or… Read More

International Accountability

International Accountability

International conflicts and civil wars often involve large-scale situations of torture, sometimes amounting to war crimes and crimes against humanity, with many survivors who need to be effectively represented so they can obtain justice. REDRESS acts on behalf of victims of international crimes to ensure that they are properly represented… Read More

Effective reparations for victims

Effective reparations for victims

International standards on the rights of victims of torture, the duty to provide them with reparations, and on the absolute prohibition of torture are often ignored. Some governments seek to water down these hard-won protections, and  state immunity is still a significant obstacle to achieving redress for torture. Civil society… Read More

Justice for torture survivors

Justice for torture survivors

For decades, REDRESS has represented hundreds of victims of torture to bring legal claims to obtain justice and reparation. Many of these clients live in the United Kingdom and have been tortured abroad, or remain in detention where they continue to be ill-treated. They contact us directly for help, through… Read More

How we work

How we work

We pursue our objectives through different strategies that are designed to obtain redress for survivors of torture and generate pressure to end impunity for torture. Holistic Strategic Litigation against Torture. Strategic litigation seeks to bring about a legal, political, or social impact beyond the case, by combining casework with other… Read More

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