In a 2019 joint civil society report, Redress highlighted the many challenges faced by survivors in obtaining justice, with no access to public funding for legal claims, and usually no right to bring a civil claim in the UK for the torture that was suffered outside of the UK.
Following on from previous work done by Redress in 2001, 2004 and 2009, REDRESS is consulting with survivor communities within the UK in order to understand what ‘justice’ means to them in practice and to identify any barriers to accessing justice in a meaningful way.
REDRESS will publish a report following on from the consultation with survivors that aims to:
- Promote survivors’ stories and voices and raise awareness of their priorities and experiences of accessing justice in the UK;
- Develop targeted and evidence-based policy recommendations for the UK government to improve access to justice as defined and understood by those with lived experience of torture; and
- Increase public awareness of the restrictions survivors of torture face in accessing justice within the UK.