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REDRESS seeks final runner for Royal Parks Half Marathon

This October, REDRESS's runners are taking part in London's world-famous Royal Parks Half Marathon, and we are seeking one more person to run for us!

This wonderful race takes in many of the the city's most famous landmarks on closed roads, and four of London's eight Royal Parks — Hyde Park, Green Park, St James's Park and Kensington Gardens.

We have one final place available. Please join our runners Alix and Andy, and contribute to helping us in our vital work to end torture and seek justice for torture survivors.

Email nora@redress.org for more information, and to claim your place.

Keep checking our social media feeds to find out how you can sponsor these runners.


Workshop on victims' rights and reparations at the Special Court in Central African Republic

REDRESS, ASF, FIDH, LCDH and OCDH organised a two-day workshop in Bangui, Central African Republic, last month. The workshop focused on different themes that are relevant to victims' rights before the Special Court, including reparations.

The workshop was held before the expected publication of the draft rules of procedure of the Special Court. REDRESS has been consulted during the drafting process. 

The workshop brought together national and international civil society organisations, including victims' organisations, to discuss how to ensure that the Special Court's legal framework on victims' rights and reparations is in line with international standards. 


New Book: International Organizations and the Fight for Accountability: The Remedies and Reparations Gap

This is a new book by REDRESS' Director, published by Oxford University Press. It analyses the challenges to secure remedies and reparations from international organizations, when they violate human rights and international humanitarian law. Click here to purchase from Amazon  

 

Case updates

ICC reparations award for destruction of cultural heritage in Mali, an important step to acknowledge and remedy the harm caused to individuals and communities

REDRESS and Queens University of Belfast Human Rights Centre welcome the ICC's reparations award for destruction of cultural heritage in Mali and urge the Court to ensure the active participation of those individuals and communities affected during the implementation process.

“UNESCO and the Malian government have prioritised community engagement in the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the sites. The ongoing participation of those communities and individuals affected must continue to be a priority during the implementation of the reparations awarded today. Victims must be able to articulate their needs and set their priorities so they remain engaged in the rehabilitation of the sites and do not feel disconnected to them" said Carla Ferstman. 

Read our full press release here.


UN calls on Nepal to investigate civil war case of gang-rape and torture

The UN Human Rights Committee has urged Nepal to investigate the gang-rape of a woman during the country’s civil war in a landmark decision that is the first to deal with an individual case of sexual violence during the conflict.

The case was brought by REDRESS and Advocacy Forum-Nepal on behalf of Purna Maya(name changed to protect her identity). Purna Maya was raped in 2004 by Nepalese soldiers and suffered serious injuries during the attack. 

Read an article in the Guardian.


Mutabar Tadjibayeva's case: Uzbekistan must start genuine cooperation with the UN

The presidency of Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who took over from Islam Karimov in September 2016, has failed to take any measurable steps to implement its human rights obligations and to cooperate fully with the UN. 

Two years ago, the UN Human Rights Committee found the Uzbek government responsible for the torture, rape and forced sterilization of prominent human rights defender Mutabar Tadjibayeva, but Uzbekistan has done nothing to implement the decision. REDRESS is calling on the Uzbekistan government to act on the findings of the UN.

Read our full press release here


 
 

 
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