Vivienne Westwood, Nigel Rodley and Manfred Nowak join REDRESS as Patrons
REDRESS is pleased to announce that designer Vivienne Westwood and distinguished professors Nigel Rodley and Manfred Nowak have joined REDRESS as Patrons. Westwood is one of the most influential British designers of our time and a champion of civil liberties. Rodley and Nowak are renowned world experts in the field of human rights and former UN Special Rapporteurs on Torture, the UN independent experts responsible for monitoring torture violations around the world. Their addition brings to three the number of former Special Rapporteurs on Torture among our Patrons, which includes longtime Patron Professor Theo van Boven.
Greece ordered to compensate survivor
The European Court of Human Rights ordered Greece this year to pay Necati Zontul, a client of REDRESS, €50,000 in compensation for the rape he suffered at the hands of Greek coastguards in 2001. The Court found that the rape of a detainee by a State official was an especially grave and abhorrent form of ill-treatment, amounting to torture in this case.
REDRESS wins MacArthur award
REDRESS has received the prestigious MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The $500,000 grant from the American foundation supports our work seeking justice for the victims of conflict-related violence around the world. Robert Gallucci, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, said: “These exceptional organisations effectively address pressing national and international challenges and they have had an impact that is disproportionate to their small size.
Remedy training course: Working with survivors of torture and trafficking
Finsbury Park, London, 23 May 2013
This course is designed for professional who are - or suspect they may be - working with survivors of torture and trafficking. Delegates can expect to gain understanding about the nature of torture and trafficking and to become confident in using tools that can be used to recognise the signs of torture and trafficking in their clients. In this training course by Remedy you will have direct access to the UK's leading experts and the most up-to-date best practice guidance.The training will feature expertise from Freedom from Torture, Poppy Project (Eaves for women), Doctors of the World and REDRESS.
Booking and enquiry: firstname.lastname@example.org
Former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights joins REDRESS as Patron
10 May 2013 – REDRESS is pleased to welcome as a Patron distinguished former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Canadian Supreme Court justice and a passionate advocate of human rights, Mme Louise Arbour. Mme Arbour has had an illustrious career devoted to promoting the principles of justice and universal human rights. She was the Chief Prosecutor for the International Criminal Tribunals for the Former Yugoslavia and Rwanda, from 1996 to 1999. She then took up an appointment at the Supreme Court of Canada until 2004, and subsequently served as the United Nations Human Rights Commissioner for Human Rights from 2004 to 2008.
UN photo by Ky Chung