Announcements

REDRESS' work for 2014-2017

On 15 April 2014, REDRESS trustees adopted a new strategic plan, which will guide the organisation over the next three years. Staff and trustees worked together to come up with a plan that best reflects REDRESS' key attributes and strengths, and takes into account the range of challenges in the fight against torture worldwide.

The Strategic Plan 2014-2017 is available here.


MacArthur Award recognises REDRESS' work around the world

REDRESS was one of the recipients of the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions in 2011. The $500,000 grant from the American foundation has supported our work seeking justice for victims of torture around the world. Robert Gallucci, its president, said: “These exceptional organisations effectively address pressing national and international challenges and they have had an impact that is disproportionate to their small size."  

 

Latest news  

REDRESS and others intervene in Libyan renditions case

London, 21 July 2014 – The Court of Appeal is hearing the case of Abdul-Hakim Belhaj and Fatima Bouchar against several former and current British officials. Belhaj and his wife Fatima Boudchar claim that they were abducted, tortured and illegally transferred to Libya in a joint MI6-CIA operation.

The lawsuit against the British officials who were allegedly complicit in this case was initially struck out by the High Court. However the claimants appealed the ruling, and hearings will take place from Monday until Wednesday.

REDRESS has intervened in this case together with Amnesty International, JUSTICE and the International Commission of Jurists. The ruling by the Court of Appeal may set an important precedent for future cases of torture when British officials may have acted in collusion with officials from foreign states.

Read our press release

Find our joint intervention here 

 

 

Survivors' Stories

Patson Muzuwa
Zimbabwean

I was electrifed, put in a drum of cold water and beaten under the foot uncountable times.

Read more of Patson's story

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