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REDRESS is recruiting a new Director

Our award-winning specialist human rights organisation is recruiting a new director. REDRESS works globally to combat torture and support survivors in their quest for justice.

It does so by representing survivors’ interests before national and international courts and human rights bodies; advocating on their behalf with governments and other policy makers; working with partner organisations around the globe to increase civil society’s ability to fight against impunity, to prevent torture and to support those who suffer from it; and by raising awareness about the scourge of torture and the plight of survivors to strengthen institutions in their work against torture.

If you are a dynamic leader and implementer who is keen to make a unique and lasting contribution to the human rights field, please apply by 30 September 2017.

See: Message from Board of Trustees; Message from Director; Job Advertisement

Support #TeamREDRESS

This October, #TeamREDRESS is taking part in London's world-famous Royal Parks Half Marathon, and we are seeking your support!

Fundraising provides a significant contribution towards enabling us to provide free of charge support.

However much you are able to give, a gift to #TeamREDRESS runners' can make a difference to helping us achieve our vision for a world without torture.

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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

REDRESS travels to UN General Assembly with families of those arbitrarily detained in Iran

REDRESS Director Carla Ferstman is travelling to New York for the UN General Assembly to call on the UK and the EU to put more pressure on Iran to release all British nationals arbitrarily detained.

Ferstman will be joining Richard Ratcliffe, the husband of charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who was arrested in Iran last year and has remained in prison since.  REDRESS has been supporting the families of those arbitrarily held in Iran.

In addition to Nazanin, this also includes Kamal Foroughi, who turned 78 in Evin prison earlier this month. The UK Government does not have consular access to either of them and has yet to call publicly for their release, indicating in a recent parliamentary debate that it is not “in their best interests” at this time.  

ICC reparations award for destruction of cultural heritage in Mali

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.

Carla Ferstman, Director of REDRESS, said: “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."

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




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