14 September 2017 – International human rights organisation REDRESS has released a new report, Sexual Exploitation and Abuse in Peacekeeping Operations: Improving Victims’ Access to Reparation, Support and Assistance.
The report is published ahead of a High-Level Meeting convened by the UN Secretary-General on combating sexual exploitation and abuse in peacekeeping operations that will take place on 18 September 2017 at the UN headquarters in New York.
Joint Civil Society Appeal to the new President
The undersigned 21 international and Central African human rights organizations call on the new President, Faustin-Archange Touadéra to make the fight against impunity for grave international crimes a top priority for his government.
Posted by Rachel Finn on Oct 16, 2014
In South Sudan, a government bill that would give their National Security Services (NSS) broad powers and significant authority over the civilian population is rapidly moving forward toward President Salva Kiir's desk. This National Security Service Bill provides this government body with the ability to arrest and detain suspects, monitor communications systems, conduct unwarranted searches, and seize property without sufficient oversight or safeguards against abuse.
(New York) – Over one hundred civil society groups from around the world issued the following statement today to urge the United Nations Security Council to approve a resolution to refer the situation in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court:
We, the undersigned civil society groups, urge United Nations Security Council members to approve a draft resolution supported by a broad coalition of countries that would refer the situation in Syria to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC).
London, UK, 25 February 2014 – In an important decision, Africa’s regional human rights treaty body - the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights - held that Sudan is responsible for the arbitrary arrest, detention, torture and ill-treatment of 88 internally displaced persons (IDPs).
I. Introduction and Context
The undersigned organisations are writing to urge your delegation to ensure that serious and widespread violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in Sudan are adequately addressed by the Human Rights Council during its 24th session.
1 REDRESS is an international human rights organisation whose mandate is to seek justice and reparation for torture survivors and victims of other related international crimes. REDRESS welcomes this opportunity to submit a report to the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) in the context of its 55th session considering the examination of the combined 6th and 7th report of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Sudan is yet again undergoing a constitutional review process following the end of the interim period under the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA). This process takes place against a legacy of human rights violations, which in no small part are due to a failure of the criminal justice system.
London, 8 October 2010
REDRESS welcomes today's judgment from the Appeals Chamber of the International Criminal Court (ICC) lifting the stay of proceedings in the trial against Mr. Thomas Lubanga Dyilo. He is allegedly responsible for the widespread enlisting and conscripting of children under the age of 15 years and using them to participate actively in hostilities in Ituri, Eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), in 2002 - 2003.
[London/Kigali/Johannesburg, 5 May 2010] African Rights, REDRESS and the Southern Africa Litigation Centre have sent a confidential report to President Rupiah Banda of Zambia detailing the names and roles of 16 key suspects of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda who are believed to be living in Zambia.
The report follows a visit of President Banda to Rwanda in mid- January 2010 during which he expressed determination to take timely and effective action to ensure that Zambia is no longer a safe haven for individuals who are alleged to have taken part in planning, organizing and executing the …
12th January, 2009, London, Khartoum - Distinguished legal experts and human rights organisations today expressed their concerns about current efforts to rush through key legislation without adequate consultation. These reforms, including legislation on national security and the media, have important implications for human rights in Sudan.