Fighting impunity around the world
Despite near universal recognition of the prohibition of torture, torture remains a reality in many countries. REDRESS and several partner organisations are mid-way through a three-year project funded by the EU to fight impunity for torture in countries around the world, including in Perú, Libya, Kenya and Nepal.
You can watch the latest video of the campaign below, launched on the UN Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June 2016.
This video was produced in partnership with REDRESS in the UK, la Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos in Peru and WITNESS in New York. It draws attention to the increasing use of torture and ill-treatment by the police and the military to quash social protests in Peru.
WITNESS, a charity that uses video and online technology to raise awareness of human rights abuses, provided video training to human rights activists in Peru in 2015 so that they could produce this video.
Coinciding with UN Human Rights Day on 10 December 2014, the organisations launched an advocacy campaign to bring attention to the three videos below.
This video from Advocacy Forum (in Nepalese with English subtitles) featured the experiences of several torture survivors from the recent armed conflict and called for the criminalisation of torture in Nepal.
Lawyers for Justice in Libya's videos (in Arabic with English subtitles) highlighted the grave effect that torture is having on all of the Libyan population: it is affecting everyone, not just those who are direct victims. One in two persons who have been arrested or detained will be subjected to torture.
This video from la Coordinadora Nacional de Derechos Humanos in Perú (in Spanish) highlighted the fact that more than half of Peruvians live in fear of being tortured by their own authorities. The video calls for the enactment of the National Preventive Mechanism against Torture.