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NGO letter to Prime Minister Theresa May Regarding Official Visit to Bahrain

- English

December 2016


Statement from REDRESS Director on the 25th Anniversary of the Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

- English

November 2016


Litigating torture and Ill-treatment in the Middle East & North Africa - A manual for practitioners

- English
- Arabic

November 2016


Legal Aid for Victims in the Ongwen case

- English

November 2016


Litigating Torture and Ill-treatment in East Africa - A Manual for Practitioners

- English
- French

November 2016


Recommendations to the 15th Session of the Assembly of States Parties - 16-24 November 2016, The Hague

- English
- French

November 2016


Moving Reparation Forward at the ICC: Recommendations

- English
- French

November 2016


Comments on the Draft Addendum to General Recommendation No. 19 (1992): accelerating elimination of gender-based violence against women

- English

September 2016


Mass Refugee Influxes, Refoulement and the Prohibition Against Torture

- English
- Spanish
- French
- Arabic

September 2016


NGO letter to the UN Human Rights Council on Sudan

- English

September 2016


Joint submission to the UN Human Rights Committee on the follow-up procedure concerning views

- English

September 2016


REDRESS & ACJPS Submission to All-Party Parliamentary Group on Sudan & South Sudan

- English

August 2016


Ugandan ICD Rules 2016 - Analysis on Victim Participation Framework

- English

August 2016


RAPPORT DE L’ATELIER SUR LA Cour Pénale Spéciale (CPS) en RCA

- French

July 2016


Comments on Libya's Draft Constitution: updated comments on the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment

- English
- Arabic

June 2016


Open letter to the Constitutional Drafting Assembly calling for comprehensive prohibition of torture and ill-treatment

- English
- Arabic

June 2016


Reporting on Torture - A handbook for journalists covering torture

- English
- Arabic
- Spanish
- Nepali
- French

June 2016


Report on training for prosecutors on victims’ rights and participation in criminal proceedings in Kenya

- English

June 2016


Responding to the Introduction of Cholera to Haiti: Policy Options

- English

June 2016


Central African Republic: Make Justice a Priority - Joint Civil Society Appeal to the new President

- English
- French

April 2016


Submission of The Redress Trust, the Coalition Ivoiriènne pour la Cour Pénale Internationale and Lawyers for Justice in Libya on the Draft Policy Paper on Case Selection and Prioritisation of the Office of the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court

- English
- French

April 2016


Open letter to the Mexican Senate calling for a law against torture that meets international standards

- Español

April 2016


Strategic Advocacy and Litigation Training Report

- English

March 2016


Submission to UPR Working Group regarding review of Lithuania

- English

March 2016


Joint oral statement on UPR outcomes for Nepal, delivered at Human Rights Council 31st session, 16 March 2016

- English

March 2016


Briefing paper on Namibia’s “Prevention and Combating of Torture Bill”

- English

March 2016


Legal Frameworks to Prevent Torture in Africa

- English
- French

March 2016


Submission to UN Committee Against Torture in relation to the USA’s One-Year Follow-up Response to the Committee’s Concluding Observations

- English

March 2016


Anti-Torture Legislative Frameworks in Nigeria

- English

February 2016


Letter to Professor Sean Murphy, Special Rapporteur of the International Law Commission on crimes against humanity

- English

February 2016


Correspondence with UK Government on IHAT Investigation

- NGO letter to David Cameron (27 January 2016)
- Reply from Ministry of Defence (22February 2016)

January 2016


United Kingdom’s 6th Periodic Report (due May 2017): Submission to Committee Against torture on List of Issues Prior to Reporting

- English

January 2016


Submission to UN Committee against Torture regarding the Periodic Review of Lithuania: List of Issues Prior to Reporting

- English

January 2016


Kenyan Cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC) - Case Profiles and Q&A

- English

January 2016


Article 52 Inquiry on Secret Detentions

- English

November 2015


Victims' Rights Working Group Recommendations to the 14th Session of the Assembly of States Parties

- English
- French

November 2015


Submission to the Secretariat of the International Conference on the Great Lakes Region (ICGLR) on the implementation of the Kampala Declaration on sexual violence

- English
- French

November 2015


Expert conference on participation of victims of international crimes in national criminal justice systems

- English
- French

November 2015


Letter to Theresa May

UK opt out of EU Council Decisions on the European Network of Contact Points for investigation and prosecution of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes

- English
- Reply from HMG, received January 2016

November 2015


Kenyan Cases before the International Criminal Court (ICC)

- English

October 2015


REDRESS Submission to CEDAW for the Consideration of the Combined Second and Third Periodic Reports of the United Arab Emirates

- English

September 2015


Submission to the UK House of Lords on sexual violence in conflict

- English

September 2015


Universal Periodic Review, Sudan, 2016: Ensuring respect for the prohibition of torture in Sudan

- English

September 2015


Victim Participation in Criminal Law Proceedings - Survey of Domestic Practice for Application to International Crimes Prosecutions

- English
- French

August 2015


Statement by REDRESS in the UN Human Rights Committee’s General Discussion on the preparation for a General Comment on Article 6 (Right to Life) of the ICCPR

- English

July 2015


Maldives: Materials on Medical Documentation of Torture & Other Ill-Treatment

- Istanbul Protocol Handbook (English)
- Basic Guide for Medical Professionals (English)
- Quick Guide for Lawyers (English)
- Fact Sheet for Judges & Prosecutors (English)
- Quick Guide for Lawyers (Dhivehi) ދިވެހިރާއްޖޭގެ ޤާނޫނީވަކީލުންނަށް އަވަސް ގައިޑެއ
- Fact Sheet for Judges & Prosecutors (Dhivehi) ފެކްޓް ޝީޓް: ފަނޑިޔާރުންނާއި ޕްރޮސެކިޓަރުންނަށ
- Basic Guide for Medical Professionals (Dhivehi) ޓޯޗަރއާއި އެހެނިހެން އަނިޔާވެރި ޢަމަލުތަކުގެ ޞިއްޙީ

June 2015


Submission to the UN Committee against Torture regarding the Periodic Review of Kenya: List of Issues Prior to Reporting

- English

June 2015


Q & A on the conclusion of the appeals in ICC Lubanga case

- English
- French

June 2015


Written contribution to the UN Human Rights Committee General Discussion on the preparation for a General Comment on Article 6 (Right to Life) of the ICCPR

- English

June 2015


International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights - Submission to the Human Rights Committee on the United Kingdom’s 7th Periodic Report

- English

June 2015


Affaire Katanga - Questions-réponses

- French

June 2015


Representing Victims before the ICC: Recommendations on the Legal Representation System

- English
- French

April 2015


Letter to EU Genocide Network on Senate report on CIA abuses

- English

April 2015


Comments on the prohibition of torture and ill-treatment in Libya's Draft Constitutional Recommendations

- English
- عربي

April 2015


Nepal: Submission to the United Nations - Universal Periodic Review

- English

March 2015


Torture Survivors' Handbook

- English
- French
- Spanish
- Arabic

February 2015


Comments to the Registrar in relation to the ReVision project as it relates to victims’ rights before the ICC

- English

February 2015


Civil Society Letter to Latvian Presidency of the EU on the fight against impunity

- English

January 2015


NGO letter to the Prime Minister urging him to establish a judge-led inquiry into UK involvement in rendition and torture

- English

December 2014


VRWG Recommendations to the 13th Session of the Assembly of States Parties

- English
- French

December 2014


Handbook for Victims of Serious International Crimes in the EU: Your rights to access support, advice and justice

- English
- French
- Arabic

November 2014


NGOs Joint Letter to the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC)

- English

November 2014


REDRESS submission to the OHCHR investigation on Sri Lanka

- English

October 2014


Letter to contact points in the EU Genocide Network

- English

October 2014


Driving Forward Justice: Victims of Serious International Crimes in the EU

- English
- French

October 2014


Rendered Silent: Ongoing violations arising from the denial of “High Value Detainees’” right to complain of torture and other ill-treatment

Joint Submission by REDRESS, ICJ and OMCT to the Committee Against Torture in relation to its examination of the United States of America’s Third to Fifth State Party Report 

- English

October 2014


Criminal Justice & Courts Bill - Joint Briefing on Judicial Review

- English

October 2014


Comments on the 8 October 2014 Draft National Security Service Bill of the Republic of South Sudan

- English

October 2014


Comments on the 8 October 2014 Draft National Security Service Bill of the Republic of South Sudan

- English

October 2014


Austerity and Legal Aid: Impact on Vulnerable Individuals 10 October 2014 Conference Paper Report

- English

October 2014


REDRESS submission to parliamentary inquiry into the use of immigration detention

- English

October 2014


ANNEX: Allegations of abuses by Private Security Contractors providing immigration services in the UK

- English

October 2014


Submission to Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights - pre-sessional working group on Sudan

- English

October 2014


Stakeholder Report to the United Nations Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review

- English

October 2014


Joint NGO letter to 47 States on Bahrain

Calling on 47 States to push for the release of Bahraini human rights defenders.

- English

September 2014


Joint NGO Letter to King of Bahrain

Regarding the country's policies towards victims of torture.

- English

August 2014


Submission to the Human Rights Committee (list of issues - United Kingdom)

- English

July 2014


Articulating Minimum Standards on Reparations Programmes in Response to Mass Violations

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

- English
- French

July 2014


Letter to FCO on Bahrain 16 July 2014

- English

July 2014


10 Reasons to vote against the Legal Aid Residence test

- English

July 2014


A victim-centred prosecutorial strategy to respect victims’ rights and enhance prosecutions

Submission to the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence

- English

July 2014


NEPAL. Paying Lip Service to Justice. The Newly Adopted TRC Act Breaches International Law and Flouts the Decision of the Supreme Court of Nepal

- English

June 2014


Sudan's human rights crisis: High time to take article 2 of the Covenant seriously. Submission to the UN Human Rights Committee

- English

June 2014


VRWG Paper “Making victim participation effective and meaningful''

- English
- French

June 2014


Joint Submission to the United Nations Human Rights Committee

Comments on Draft General Comment No. 35 on Article 9 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

- English

May 2014


Civil society letter to EU Genocide Network on the investigation and prosecution of sexual and gender-based violence as crimes under international law

- English

May 2014


Submission to Foreign Affairs Committee Annual Inquiry

- English

May 2014


CEDAW Draft Recommendation on Women’s Access to Justice, Comments by SIHA and REDRESS

- English

May 2014


REDRESS Comments on the draft strategic plan of the ICC Trust Fund for Victims

- English

May 2014


Submission to UN Human Rights Committee on Poland: List of Issues Prior to Reporting

- English

April 2014


Investigating Lithuania’s complicity in the USA’s CIA Rendition, Detention and Interrogation Programme

Submission to UN Committee Against Torture on Lithuania by HRMI, REDRESS, Reprieve, Amnesty International and INTERIGHTS

- English

April 2014


Letter to the Rt Hon Baroness Warsi PC from REDRESS concerning torture in Bahrain

- English

April 2014


Joint Letter to the Rt Hon William Hague MP from REDRESS and the APPG on Human Rights

- English

April 2014


Joint Letter to the Rt Hon William Hague MP from REDRESS and other NGOs on the Detainee Inquiry and the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC)

- English

March 2014


Participation in Transitional Justice Processes by survivors of Sexual And Gender-Based Violence

Submission to the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

- English

March 2014


Letter to UK Prime Minister David Cameron urging International Commission of Inquiry on Sri Lanka

Co-signed with Freedom from Torture, Minority Rights Group International, the Sri Lanka Campaign for Peace and Justice and UNA-UK

- English

March 2014


Human Rights Concerns and Barriers to Justice in Sudan: National, Regional and International Perspectives A compilation of Sudan Law Reform Advocacy Briefings

- English
- Arabic

February 2014


REDRESS' Comments on the OTP Draft Policy Paper on Sexual and Gender Based Crimes - February 2014

- English

February 2014


Submission to the Human Rights Committee ahead of its Examination of Nepal's Second Periodic Report under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

- English

February 2014


Submission to the Committee against Torture on Key Concerns in Relation to Peru for Inclusion in the List of Issues prior to Reporting at the Committee's 52nd Session

- English

February 2014


Rendered Silent: Denying defendants in military commission trials the right to complain of torture and enforced disappearance

Shadow report to the Human Rights Committee for its examination of United States of America at its 110th session

- English

February 2014


Universal jurisdiction - proposed reform of Spanish legislation: joint letter to Parliamentarians

- English
- Spanish

February 2014


Submission to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee's Inquiry on Consular Assistance

- English

February 2014


The Constitutional Protection of Human Rights in Sudan: Challenges and Future Perspectives

- English
- Arabic

January 2014


Submission on Future of European Convention and Court of Human Rights

- English

January 2014


Submission to the European Commission on future EU justice policies - Ending impunity for crimes under international law

- English

December 2013


Right to Reparation for Victims of Torture and ill-treatment in Africa: Civil Society Letter to the Committee for the Prevention of Torture in Africa

- English
- Français

December 2013


Civil Society Letter to GENVAL Working Party of the EU Council on Strengthening efforts to combat impunity within the EU and its Member States for crimes under international law

- English – Civil Society Letter
- English – Discussion Paper prepared by the Secretariat of the EU Council
- English - GENVAL Outcome of Proceedings

December 2013


Victims Rights Working Group's Submission to the ICC Assembly of States Parties

- English
- Français

November 2013


REDRESS submission to Government on proposed legal aid changes

- English

October 2013


Reaching for Justice. The Right to Reparation in the African Human Rights System

- English
- Français

October 2013


Redress for Rape. Using international jurisprudence on rape as a form of torture or other ill-treatment

- English
- Español
- Français
- Arabic

October 2013


Justice for Torture Worldwide. Law, Practice and Agendas for Change

- English
- Français
- Español
- Arabic

October 2013


Civil Society Letter to EU Genocide Network on Strengthening efforts to combat impunity within EU Member States for crimes under international law

- English

October 2013


Article 2 - Torture in Asia: The law and practice

- English

October 2013


Joint Submission from REDRESS and SAJ to the Human Rights Council Universal Periodic Review (Second Cycle), Democratic Republic of Congo, 19th session – April/May 2014

- French

September 2013


REDRESS submission to Crown Prosecution Service in response to consultation on Victims Right to Review Guidance

- English

September 2013


VRWG comments on the Draft ASP resolution on victims and reparations

- English

September 2013


Torture in the Middle East and North Africa Region: The Law and Practice

- English
- Arabic

August 2013


Submission to Human Rights Committee regarding the pre-sessional meeting on Sudan

- English

August 2013


Filing a Communication before the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: A complainant's manual

- English

August 2013


Independent Panel of experts report on victim participation at the International Criminal Court

- English
- Français

July 2013


Comments on the draft Explanatory Working Paper related to the implementation of Directive 2012/29/EU establishing minimum standards on the rights, support and protection of victims of crime

- English

July 2013


Submission to the Hague Working Group of the Assembly of States Parties

- English

July 2013


Torture in Asia: The Law and Practice

- English

July 2013


Access to justice for survivors of sexual violence in DRC: Shadow report to CEDAW

- English

June 2013


Joint NGO statement: Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights must not result in a weakening of human rights protection

- English

June 2013


The International Criminal Court in Kenya

Victims’ Rights to participate and seek reparation before the ICC. A guide for Victims of Post-Election Violence in Kenya

- English

June 2013


Torture in the Americas: The Law and Practice

- English
- Español

June 2013


Submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee for its Annual Inquiry into the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights Work in 2012

- English

May 2013


Nepal: AF, REDRESS and APT Submission to UN Human Rights Committee for List of Issues

- English

April 2013


Submission to the Committee Against Torture on its List of Issues for Consideration of the UK'S 5th State Party Report

- English

April 2013


Malaga statement on justice and redress for Palestinian Victims

- English
- PCHR background report on denial of civil remedies

April 2013


Bahrain: Fundamental reform or torture without end?

- English
- Arabic

April 2013


Draft Protocol 15 to the European Convention on Human Rights: a reference to the doctrine of the margin of appreciation in the Preamble to the Convention: open letter to member states of the Council of Europe

- English

April 2013


Access to Justice for Victims of Systematic Crimes in Africa: Challenges and Opportunities

- English

April 2013


Preliminary comments on the Draft Law Criminalising Torture, Enforced Disappearances and Discrimination in Libya

- English
-

March 2013


Comments to the Trust Fund for Victims in light of the Court’s first reparations decision

- English

March 2013


VRWG submission ahead of the discussions on intermediaries to take place in The Hague Working Group

- English
- Français

March 2013


Torture in Peru: Alternative Report Submitted to the Human Rights Committee

- English

March 2013


What is reparation? Challenges and avenues to reparation for survivors of sexual violence

- English

February 2013


SIHA and REDRESS Submission to CEDAW on Access to Justice

- English

February 2013


Reparations and Remedies for Victims of Torture, Geneva, January 2013

- English

January 2013


REDRESS and IRCT submission to Committee on Migrant Workers on Draft General Comment No. 2 concerning migrant workers in an irregular situation

- English
- Final General Comment No. 2 adopted August 2013

January 2013


REDRESS Timeline 1992-2012

- English

November 2012


Issues and Concerns Presented by the Victims' Rights Working Group on the occasion of the 11th Session of the Assembly of States Parties, 14-22 November 2012

- English
- Français

November 2012


Submission to Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry into UK’s Relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain

- English

November 2012


State Cooperation on safeguarding assets for reparations

- English

November 2012


Right to Reparation for Survivors: Recommendations for Reparation for Survivors of the 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi

- English
- Kinyarwanda

October 2012


The Participation of Victims in International Criminal Court Proceedings

- English
- Français

October 2012


Testifying to Genocide: Victim and Witness Protection in Rwanda

- English

October 2012


Torture and the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Persons in Peru

- English

October 2012


Statement to the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration

- English

October 2012


Joint NGO comments on the drafting of Protocols 15 and 16 to the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms

- English

October 2012


Implementation of Human Rights Committee Views in the Philippines: Shadow Report to the UN Human Rights Committee

- English

September 2012


Torture in Europe: The Law and Practice

- English
- Français

September 2012


Torture in Africa: The Law and Practice

- English
- Français

September 2012


Oral Statement by REDRESS in the Interactive Dialogue on the Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Promotion of Truth, Justice, Reparation and Guarantees of Non-Recurrence (A/HRC/21/46)

- English

September 2012


Extraordinary Measures, Predictable Consequences: Security legislation and the prohibition of torture

- English
- Français
- Español
- Arabic

September 2012


Litigation Strategies for Sexual Violence in Africa

- English
- Francais

September 2012


Tortured Abroad: The UK's obligations to British Nationals and Residents

- English

September 2012


Arrested Development: Sudan's Constitutional Court, Access to Justice and the Effective Protection of Human Rights

- English
- عربي

August 2012


Q & A on ICC Landmark Decision on Reparations for Victims

Lubanga Case, Affaire Lubanga

- English
- French

August 2012


REDRESS' comments and proposals on the ICC Legal Aid Consultation, June 2012

- English

June 2012


The International Journal of Human Rights: Torture and the Quest for Justice

- Taylor & Francis

June 2012


THIS IS WHAT I WANTED TO TELL YOU: Addressing the Legacy of Torture and Ill-Treatment in the Maldives

- English

June 2012


Letter to the Minister of Interior of Peru regarding alleged torture of protesters at the Xstrata Tintaya mine, Espinar Province, Cusco, Peru

- English

June 2012


Submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee’s Annual Inquiry into the FCO’s Human Rights Work in 2011

- English

May 2012


Letter to the Nepal Prime Minister on Proposed Torture Bill

- Civil Society Model Torture Bill - English
- Civil Society Model Torture BIll - Nepali
- Letter to the Prime Minister

April 2012


Comments to Sudan’s 4th and 5th Periodic Report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights:Article 5 of the African Charter: Prohibition of torture, cruel, degrading or inhuman punishment and treatment

- English

April 2012


Comments to Sudan’s 4th and 5th Periodic Report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights: The need for substantial legislative reforms to give effect to the rights, duties and freedoms enshrined in the Charter

- English

April 2012


Breaking down obstacles to justice for gender-based violence in Africa: Report from a training workshop on strategic litigation for conflict-related gender-based violence in Africa, 25-27 April 2012, Kampala, Uganda

- English
- Français

April 2012


Criminal Justice and Human Rights: An agenda for effective human rights protection in Sudan’s new constitution

- English
- عربي

March 2012


No more cracking of the whip: Time to end corporal punishment in Sudan

- English
- عربي

March 2012


Joint NGO preliminary comments on the first draft of the Brighton Declaration on the Future of the European Court of Human Rights

- Preliminary Comments 5 March 2012
- Updated Comments 20 March 2012

March 2012


Closing the Impunity Gap: Southern Africa's Role in Ensuring Justice for the 1994 Genocide in Rwanda

- English

February 2012


Open letter to the Prime Minister concerning the Detainee Inquiry

Full text of the letter sent by REDRESS and 16 others to Prime Minister David Cameron

- English

January 2012


Submission to UK Ministry of Justice on “Justice and Security” Green Paper

- English

January 2012


Submission to the Human Rights Committee on Implementation of its Views in the Philippines

- English
- Update

December 2011


REDRESS' statement to the 10th Session of the Assembly of States Parties

- English
- Français

December 2011


VRWG - Issues and Concerns Presented by the Victims’ Rights Working Group on the occasion of the 10th Session of the Assembly of States Parties

- English
- Français

December 2011


War Crimes Unit: Open Letter to the French Ministry of Justice and Interior

- Français

December 2011


Held to Account: Making the Law Work to Fight Impunity in Nepal

- English
- Nepali

November 2011


Universal Periodic Review, India, 13th Session May ‐June 2012

- English

November 2011


Universal Periodic Review, UK, 13th Session, May-June 2012

- English

November 2011


Universal Periodic Review, Bahrain, 13th session, May-June 2012

- English

November 2011


The Draft Social Control Act, 2011, for Khartoum State

- English
- عربي

November 2011


Gender and Torture Conference Report

- English

October 2011


Reparations before the International Criminal Court: Issues and Challenges

Summary report from REDRESS-Leiden University/Grotius Centre conference on Reparations before the ICC: Issues and Challenges, The Hague, 12 May 2011

- English
- Français

September 2011


CAT draft General Comment on Article 14: REDRESS submission

- English

September 2011


Submission to the UK Foreign Affairs Committee Inquriy into British Foreign Policy and the Arab Spring, September 2011

- English

September 2011


Comments To The Committee Against Torture on Sri Lanka’s combined third and fourth periodic reports

- Joint REDRESS, ALRC, RCT and ACAT Alternative Report
- REDRESS submission

September 2011


The Armed Forces (Special Powers) Act, 1958 in Manipur and other States of the Northeast of India

The full text of the report by Human Rights Alert, Asian Human Rights Commission and REDRESS

- English

August 2011


Human Rights Groups withdraw from Detainee Inquiry

The full text of the letter signed by The AIRE Centre; Amnesty International; British Irish Rights Watch; Cageprisoners; Freedom from Torture; Human Rights Watch; Justice; Liberty; Reprieve and REDRESS

- English

August 2011


Voice on the Ground

A publication of the Uganda Victims Foundation

- Voice on the Ground

July 2011


Letter from Sir Emyr Parry Jones, REDRESS Chair, to the Foreign Affairs Committee, submitting evidence to its Annual Inquiry into the FCO’s Human Rights work

- English

June 2011


Briefing for House of Lords on Police Reform and Social Responsibility Bill

- English

June 2011


Justice for Victims: The ICC's Reparations Mandate

- English
- Français

May 2011


Advocacy Forum and REDRESS Comment on Nepali Draft Criminal Code, Draft Criminal Procedure Code and Draft Sentencing Bill: Provisions relevant to a Fair Trial, Enforced Disappearance and Sexual Violence

- English

April 2011


Inquiry into alleged UK involvement in the mistreatment of detainees held abroad

REDRESS and other leading NGOs write to the Detainee Inquiry to express concern with the process of finalising the terms of reference and protocol

- English

April 2011


Criminal Law Reform and Transitional Justice - Human Rights Perspective for Sudan. 2011

- عربي
- English

March 2011


Reconciling Entitlements and Feasibility in Implementing ICC Reparations

REDRESS presentation to Board of Directors of the ICC Trust Fund for Victims

Annual Board Meeting 21 March 2011

- English

March 2011


War Crimes Unit: Joint Letter to French Ministry of Justice

- Français - Joint Letter to Ministry of Justice
- Français - Recommendations

March 2011


Inquiry into alleged UK involvement in the mistreatment of detainees held abroad

REDRESS and other leading NGOs write to the Detainee Inquiry to express concerns that it will fail to meet UK's obligations under international and national law

- Letter of 17 February 2011
- Letter of 8 February 2011

February 2011


UK Extradition Policy

Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR)

- English

January 2011


Families of Bardiya disappeared victims appeal to the UN Human Rights Committee

- English

January 2011


Submission to Police Reform and Social Responsibility Public Bill Committee

Clause 151: Restrictions on issue of arrest warrants in private prosecutions

- English

January 2011


Extraterritorial Jurisdiction in the 27 Member States of the EU

- English
- Français

December 2010


Allegation letter to UN Special Rapporteurs on torture and on the independence of the judiciary and lawyers concerning the case of Sergei Magnitsky

- Allegation Letter
- Annexes to the Allegation Letter

December 2010


Submission from AHRC, RCT and REDRESS to UN Panel on Sri Lanka

Joint submission of the Asian Human Rights Committee (AHRC), the REDRESS Trust, and the Rehabilitation and Research Centre for Torture Victims (RCT)

- English

December 2010


REDRESS' statement at 9th Session of the Assembly of States Parties

- English

December 2010


The Practice of Specialised War Crimes Units

Strategies for the Effective Investigation and Prosecution of Serious International Crimes

- English
- Français

December 2010


Sudan, Universal Periodic Review, November 2010

- English

November 2010


Universal Jurisdiction Trial Strategies - Focus on Victims and Witnesses

 A report on the Conference held in Brussels, 9-11 November 2009

- English
- Français

November 2010


Fees: A Barrier to Justice

- English

October 2010


Comments on the Draft Guidelines Governing Relations between the Court and Intermediaries

- English
- Français

October 2010


VRWG - Paper on Victims and Affected Communities: Incorporating the Review Conference 'stocktaking' Recommendations into the ICC's Strategies

- English
- Français

October 2010


Review of the implementation of recommendations made by the Special Rapporteur on Torture, after his mission to Nepal in 2005

- English

September 2010


Submission to the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry on the Recommendations for the Future (Module 4)

- English

September 2010


Rehabilitation as a Form of Reparation: Opportunites and Challenges

Workshop Report

- English

September 2010


Inquiry into alleged UK involvement in the mistreatment of detainees held abroad

REDRESS and other leading NGOs write to Sir Peter Gibson on the need for the Inquiry to be sufficiently empowered and transparent

- English

September 2010


AI, ICJ, FIDH and REDRESS submission on the Council of Europe Draft Guidelines on Eradicating Impunity for Serious Human Rights Violations

- English

September 2010


AI, ICJ and REDRESS Comments on the draft reference text for the Council of Europe Guidelines on Eradicating Impunity for Serious Human Rights Violations

- English

September 2010


Presentation by Carla Ferstman at an expert meeting organised by the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women: ‘Procedural and Substantive Obstacles to Reparations for Women Subjected to Violence through Judicial and Administrative Forums’

- English

June 2010


Public Statement- Israel: Proposed bill seeks to outlaw human rights NGOs based in Israel working on accountability issues in the Occupied Palestinian Territory

- English

May 2010


The Impact of the Rome Statute System on Victims and Affected Communities

- English
- Francais ( L'impact du Systeme du Statut de Rome sur les Victimes et les Communautés affectées)

April 2010


Comments to the Trust Fund for Victims on the Progressive Realisation of its Mandate

- English

March 2010


Paper on the need to issue new integrated participation, reparation and indigence forms as well as decisions on victims’ status without delay

- English

February 2010


Comments on the OTP Policy Paper on Victims' Participation Under Art. 68(3) of the ICC Statute

- English

February 2010


Human Security and Non-Citizens: Law, Policy and International Affairs

(A. Edwards & C. Ferstman, eds.)

- Paperback
- Hardback

January 2010


Briefing to Parliamentarians to oppose the Attorney General interfering with the arrest warrant procedure

- English

January 2010


Goma Declaration on Sexual Violence

- Français

December 2009


Ending Threats and Reprisals Against Victims of Torture and Related International Crimes - A Call to Action

- English
- Español
- Français
- عربي
- English

December 2009


Rehabilitation As A Form of Reparation Under International Law

- English
- Español
- Français
- عربي

December 2009


Implementing the Comprehensive Peace Agreement and the National Interim Constitution? An empirical assessment of the law reform process in Sudan: Challenges and prospects

- English
- عربي

December 2009


Victims’ central role in fulfilling the ICC’s mandate

- Paper (English)
- Paper (Français)
- Redress' statement at Assembly of States Parties

November 2009


Cambodian Human Rights Action Committee and REDRESS

Considering Reparations for Victims of the Khmer Rouge Regime

- English

November 2009


Meeting the Needs of Torture Survivors in the UK

Considering UK policy and practice on refugees and asylum seekers who have suffered torture

- English

October 2009


REDRESS, APT and Advocacy Forum Submission to the Committee against Torture

- English

October 2009


Torturers Not Welcome In Britain's Shopping Malls, But Mass-Murderers May Be

- English

October 2009


Security for all - Reforming Sudan's National Security Service Position Paper

- English
- عربي

October 2009


Promoting law reform in Sudan to enhance human rights protection, strengthen the rule of law and foster democratic processes

- English

October 2009


Amnesty International, International Commission of Jurists and REDRESS amicus curiae application

- English

September 2009


REDRESS, APT and Advocacy Forum Submission to the Special Rapporteur on Torture

- English

August 2009


Open Letter to US Attorney General Holder -

- English

August 2009


Submission to the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women Regarding the Situation in Peru

- Español
- English

July 2009


Open letter to the UK Government on Rwanda Genocide

- English

May 2009


REDRESS Submission to Baha Mousa Public Inquiry

- English

May 2009


Reparations for Victims of Genocide, War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

Systems in Place and Systems in the Making

- English

April 2009


Foreign Affairs Committee: Human Rights Inquiry

- English

April 2009


Letter to the Council Africa Working Group

Re: The AU-EU Expert Report on the principle of Universal Jurisdiction

- English

April 2009


Observations to the Committee against Torture in Consideration of Chile's Fifth Period Report

- English

April 2009


Reintegration and Reparation for Victims of Rendition and Unlawful Detention in the 'War on Terror'

- English

March 2009


Submission to the Council of Europe’s report on The State of Human Rights in Europe

The Need to Eradicate Impunity

- English

March 2009


Justice for Torture Survivors in the UK: Submission to the Joint Committee on Human Rights in Support of the Torture (Damages) Bill

- English

March 2009


KENYA AND COUNTER-TERRORISM: A time for change

- English

February 2009


Memorandum on the compatibility of the practice of bringing fabricated charges, with international human rights standards, national jurisprudence and international standards on policing.

Published as appendix to 'Asian Human Rights Commission - Recovering the authority of public institutions - A resource book on law and human rights in Sri Lanka'

- English

February 2009


Letter to the EU Council, Africa Working Group on the Principle of Universal Jurisdiction

- English

February 2009


Comments on the ban of female genital mutilation in Sudan's legislation Position Paper

- English
- عربي

February 2009


Reforming the National Security Services in Sudan: Mandate, powers and accountability

- English
- عربي

January 2009


Foreign Affairs Committee: New Inquiry: Afghanistan

- English

January 2009


The United Kingdom, Torture and Anti-Terrorism

Where the problems lie

- English

December 2008


Rwanda Survivors and Post-Genocide Justice - REDRESS' and African Rights' new report details the first-hand experiences and hopes of Rwandan genocide survivors and questions the meaning of justice after genocide.

- English

December 2008


REDRESS, HRW and Advocacy Forum Submission on the state of implementation of the Special Rapporteur on Torture’s recommendations following his Mission to Nepal in 2005

- English

November 2008


Victims and the ICC: Still room for improvement

Paper prepared for the 7th Assembly of States PartiesThe Hague, 14-22 November 2008

- English

November 2008


Comments to the Committee Against Torture in Consideration of Kenya's First Periodic Report

- English

November 2008


Time for Change - Reforming Sudan's Legislation on Rape and Sexual Violence

- English
- عربي

November 2008


Survivors and Post-Genocide Justice in Rwanda

- English

November 2008


Sudan: Explanatory Note - Draft of (Amended) Criminal Act 2008

- English
- عربي

October 2008


Comments on draft amendment of the Criminal Act 2008

- English
- عربي

October 2008


Draft Penal Code amendment Position Paper

- English
- عربي

October 2008


Reforming Sudan's Legislation on Rape and Sexual Violence - Briefing Paper

- English
- عربي

September 2008


Extraditing Genocide Suspects from Europe to Rwanda - Issues and Challenges

- English

September 2008


Reforming Sudan's Legislation on Rape and Sexual Violence - Position Paper

- English

September 2008


Parliamentary Human Rights Group Seminar

Bahrain; failed political experiment, serious HR violations

- English

August 2008


Rendition Flights and International Air Law by Professor Dr. Michael Milde

- English

July 2008


Letter to the President of Kenya

On the Rendition of the Kenyan National, Mohamed Abdulmalik, to Guantanamo Bay

- English

July 2008


Torture (Damages) Bill 2007-08: Compilation of Evidence

- English

July 2008


Ending Impunity in the United Kingdom for genocide, crimes against humanity, war crimes, torture and other crimes under international law - Discussion Paper

- English

July 2008


Joint NGO Letter regarding Denmark and diplomatic assurances against grave violations of Human Rights

- English

June 2008


International Conference on Protection and Promotion of Human Rights through Provision of Legal Service

Report of the Conference

- English

May 2008


Justice for Torture Survivors in the UK

Submission to Lord Archer in support of the Torture (Damages) Bill

- English

May 2008


Briefing note on chapter 9 of the draft Police Forces Bill

- English
- عربي

May 2008


WAITING FOR JUSTICE - The politics of Delay in the administration of Justice in Torture Cases

Practice, Standards and Responses

- English
- Español
- عربي
- Français

May 2008


Briefing note on section 45 (1) of the draft Police Forces Bill

- English
- عربي

May 2008


Inquiry: Foreign and Commonwealth Office's Human Rights Annual Report

- English

April 2008


Comments to the Committee against torture in consideration of Sweden's fifth periodic report

- English

April 2008


Letter from Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, the International Commission of Jurists and REDRESS

Urging the Assembly's Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights to the Council of Europe member states about the use of territory and role of state agents in the US led renditions and secret detention programme

- English

March 2008


Criminal Law and Human Rights in Sudan - A Baseline Study

- English

March 2008


Criminal Law and your rights

- English
- عربي

March 2008


Criminal Law Reform and Human Rights in Sudan - A primer

- English
- عربي

March 2008


Criminal Law Reform Sudan - Resource Materials

- English
- عربي

February 2008


History of Law Reform in Sudan

- English
- عربي

February 2008


Priorities for Criminal Law Reform in Sudan: Substance and process

An options paper prepared by REDRESS and KCHRED

- English
- عربي

January 2008


Memorandum to the UK Ministry of Defence on the Aitken report

An investigation into cases of deliberate abuse and unlawful killing in Iraq 2003 and 2004

- English

January 2008


Project for Criminal Law Reform - Sudan (PCLRS)

- English
- عربي

January 2008


Action against Torture

A Practical Guide to the Istanbul Protocol for Lawyers in the Philippines

- English

November 2007


Making the ICC relevant to affected communities, Report prepared for the 6th Assembly of States Parties, New York

- English
- Français

November 2007


Submissions to the Board of Directors of the ICC Victims' Trust Fund

- English
- Français

November 2007


International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights

Response to sixth periodic report of the United Kingdom, the British Oversewas Territories and the Crown Dependencies

- English

October 2007


UK Army in Iraq: Time to Come Clean on Civilian Torture

- English

October 2007


UN Working Group on Enforced and Involuntary Disappearances

- English

October 2007


Reparations for victims of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes: Systems in place and systems in the making

- English

September 2007


REDRESS’ Submission to the Committee against Torture on its Draft General Comment on Article 2

- English

August 2007


Smoke and Mirrors Remain

Intelligence & Security Committee Report Does Not End Concerns Over Torture, Renditions And The Rule Of Law – Positive Obligation To Respond To ‘Extraordinary Renditions’ Remains

- English

July 2007


Memorandum from REDRESS to House of Commons Defence Committee on UK Operations in Iraq

- English

July 2007


Time to End The Smoke and Mirrors

Positive Obligations to Respond to “Extraordinary Renditions”, Memorandum to the UK Government

- English

July 2007


Your Rights and the International Criminal Court

A Guide for Victims of international crimes in Darfur

- English
- عربي

May 2007


Accountability and Justice for International Crimes in Sudan

A Guide on the Role of the International Criminal Court

- English
- عربي

May 2007


Zimbabwe: human rights in crisis

Shadow report to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights

- English

May 2007


REDRESS’ comments on the European Commission’s Green Paper on Diplomatic and Consular Protection

- English

April 2007


Torture in Uganda: A Baseline Study on the Situation of Torture Survivors in Uganda

- English

April 2007


Nairobi Declaration on Women and Girls Right to a Remedy and Reparation

REDRESS actively participated in the Nairobi Conference from 19-21 March 2007 along with other civil society organisations from around the world to adopt a declaration on the rights of women and girls to a remedy and reparation.

- English
- French

March 2007


Fostering a European Approach to Accountability for Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, War Crimes and Torture

- Full Report English
- English - Report Summary
- Français - Report Summary

March 2007


Implementation of the Sierra Leone Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) Recommendations on Reparations

- English

January 2007


Submissions to the Board of Directors of the ICC Victims’ Trust Fund at their Annual Meeting, The Hague, November 2006

- English

November 2006


State Cooperation & the Rights of Victims before the International Criminal Court

Paper presented by REDRESS at the 5th Session of the Assembly of States Parties, The Hague, Netherlands, 23 November – 1 December 2006

- English

November 2006


Non-Refoulement Under Threat

Proceedings of a Seminar Held Jointly by The REDRESS Trust (REDRESS) and The Immigration Law Practioners' Association (ILPA)

- English

November 2006


State Cooperation & the Rights of Victims before the International Criminal Court: Paper presented by REDRESS at the 5th Session of the Assembly of States Parties, The Hague, Netherlands, 23 November – 1 December 2006

- English

November 2006


Victims, Perpetrators or Heroes?

Child Soldiers Before the International Criminal Court

- English
- Français

September 2006


Presentation: Accountability for Human Rights Violations in Bahrain

- English

August 2006


Not Only the State: Torture by Non-State Actors

- English
- Français
- Español
- عربي

May 2006


Enforcement of Awards for Victims of Torture and Other International Crimes

- English
- Français

May 2006


El Comité Contra La Tortura: Observaciones al Cuarto Informe Periodico del Perú

- Español

April 2006


Ending Torture: A Handbook For Public Officials

- English
- Français
- Español
- Pусский
- عربي
- Thai

March 2006


IMPLEMENTING VICTIMS' RIGHTS

A Handbook on the Basic Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation

- English
- Français
- Español
- Pусский
- عربي

March 2006


BRINGING THE INTERNATIONAL PROHIBITION OF TORTURE HOME

National Implementation Guide for the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment

- English
- Français
- Español
- عربي
- Thai

January 2006


IMMUNITY v. ACCOUNTABILITY

Considering the Relationship between State Immunity and Accountability For Torture and Other Serious International Crimes

- English
- Français

December 2005


Joint Committee on Human Rights: Submissions of Human Rights Watch and the REDRESS Trust

- English

November 2005


Comments to Sri Lanka's Second Periodic Report Against Torture

- English

October 2005


GEORGIA AT THE CROSSROADS: Time to Ensure Accountability and Justice for Torture

- English

August 2005


TORTURE: Stories of Survival

- English

June 2005


TORTURE IN ZIMBABWE: Past and Present Prevention, Punishment, Reparation?

- English

June 2005


ENSURING THE EFFECTIVE PARTICIPATION OF VICTIMS BEFORE THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL COURT

Comments and Recommendations Regarding Legal Representation for Victims

- English

May 2005


NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL REMEDIES FOR TORTURE: A Handbook for Sudanese Lawyers

- English
- عربي

March 2005


ZIMBABWE: THE FACE OF TORTURE AND ORGANISED VIOLENCE

Torture and Organised Violence in the Run-Up to the 31 March 2005 General Parliamentary Election

- English

March 2005


Joint Written Intervention Concerning the Principles and Guidelines on the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law

- English

February 2005


THE PROTECTION OF BRITISH NATIONALS DETAINED ABROAD

A Discussion Paper Concerning Consular and Diplomatic Protection

- English

February 2005


RESPONDING TO THE NEEDS OF TORTURE SURVIVORS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM

Report of the Seminar for Frontline Service Providers Palace Hotel, Manchester, 25 June 2004

- English

November 2004


ZIMBABWE: Torturous Patterns Destined to Repeat Themselves in Upcoming Election Campaign

- English

November 2004


Comments to the United Kingdom's 4th Periodic Report to the Committee Against Torture

- English

October 2004


TAKING COMPLAINTS OF TORTURE SERIOUSLY: Rights of Victims and Responsibilities of Authorities

- English
- Français
- Español
- عربي

September 2004


Submission of the REDRESS Trust to the Meeting On Bahrain

- English

August 2004


TORTURE IN BANGLADESH 1971-2004

Making International Commitments a Reality and Providing Justice and Reparations to Victims

- English

August 2004


TERRORISM, COUNTER-TERRORISM AND TORTURE

International Law in the Fight Against Terrorism

- English
- Français

July 2004


Committee Against Torture(CAT) Observations to the Report Submitted by Chile Under Article 19 of the Convention (CAT/C/39/ADD.14)

Third Periodic Reports Due in 1997

- English

April 2004


LEGAL REMEDIES FOR VICTIMS OF

- English
- Français
- Español

March 2004


ZIMBABWE: FROM IMPUNITY TO ACCOUNTABILITY - Are Reparations Possible for Victims of Gross and Systematic Human Rights Violations?

- English

March 2004


REPARATION FOR TORTURE IN IRAQ IN THE CONTEXT OF TRANSITIONAL JUSTICE: Ensuring Justice for Victims and Preventing Future Violations

(Discussion Paper)

- English
- عربي

February 2004


THE CASE OF HENRY DOWA: The United Nations and Zimbabwe Under the Spotlight

- English

January 2004


ROME II Submission

- English

January 2004


Istanbul Protocol for Lawyers in Georgia

- English

January 2004


Istanbul Protocol for Lawyers in Uganda

- English

January 2004


The International Criminal Court's Trust Fund for Victims

(Discussion Document)

- English

December 2003


UJ Update - 2nd Edition

- English

December 2003


Victims' Rights Working Group (VRWG): Victim Participation at the International Criminal Court; Summary of Issues and Recommedations

- English

November 2003


Torture Survivors' Handbook

- English
- Français
- Pусский
- Español
- Turkish
- عربي

September 2003


The Draft Basic Principles And Guidelines On The Right To A Remedy And Reparation For Victims Of Violations Of International Human Rights And Humanitarian Law

- English

July 2003


REPARATION FOR TORTURE: A Survey of Law and Practice in Thirty Selected Countries

Sponsored by the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights

- Final Report (English)
- Country Studies
- Argentina
- Bahrain
- Brazil
- Chile
- China
- Egypt
- India
- Indonesia
- Israel
- Iran
- Japan
- Kenya
- Lebanon
- Mexico
- Morocco
- Nepal
- Nigeria
- Peru
- Philippines
- Romania
- Russia
- Rwanda
- Serbia And Montenegro
- South Africa
- Sri Lanka
- Sudan
- Switzerland
- Turkey
- UK (Scotland)
- Ubekistan
- Zimbabwe

May 2003


UJ Update - 1st Edition

- English

April 2003


REPARATION: A Sourcebook for Victims of Torture and Other Violations of Human Rights and International Humanitarian Law

Sponsored by the European Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights

- Final Report (English)
- Caselaw Review on Reparation

March 2003


Responses to Human Rights Violations The Implementation of the Right to Reparation for Torture in India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

- English

February 2003


Victims' Rights Working Group (VRWG): Strategy Meeting on the Development of Structures and Procedures for Victims at the ICC

- English

January 2003


The Impact of Al-Adsani v. The United Kingdom

- English

November 2002


The ICC Trust Fund For Victims: Resource Materials On Other Trust Funds And Compensation Mechanisms

- English

July 2002


Ensuring the Rights of Victims in the ICC

Prepared for the 8th Preparatory Commission of the ICC

- English

September 2001


Coalition of International NGOs Against Torture (CINAT)

- English

June 2001


Torture Survivors' Perceptions of Reparation

Researched and written by Sarah Cullinan
Barrow Cadbury Trust

- English

June 2001


Challenging Impunity for Torture: A manual for bringing criminal and civil proceedings in England and Wales for torture committed abroad

Researched and written by Mitchell Woolf
Sponsored by the Nuffield Foundation

- English

June 2000


Universal Jurisdiction in Europe

Researched and written by Fiona McKay

- English

June 1999


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