REDRESS is an international human rights organisation that represents victims of torture to obtain justice and reparations. We bring legal cases on behalf of individual survivors, and advocate for better laws to provide effective reparations. Our cases respond to torture as an individual crime in domestic and international law, as a civil wrong with individual responsibility, and as a human rights violation with state responsibility.
REDRESS uses the law to seek justice and reparation for survivors of torture, to combat impunity for governments and individuals who perpetrate torture, and to develop and promote compliance with international standards.
REDRESS has represented hundreds of victims of torture to bring legal claims to obtain justice and reparation. Through our victim-centred approach to strategic litigation we are able to have an impact beyond the individual case to address the root causes of torture and to challenge impunity. Our values:
A Victim-Centred Approach. REDRESS prioritises the interests and perspectives of survivors in all aspects of our work. In our decisions and interventions we seek to promote the well-being of survivors and avoid further traumatisation.
Collaborative Partnerships. A core value of REDRESS is to work in partnership with other civil society groups. More can be achieved when forces are joined. These collaborations ensure that we act with the consent of those most directly involved, and that we share our expertise.
Expertise and Innovation. REDRESS has been at the forefront of developments in the law relating to victims of torture and reparations for 25 years and has developed expertise through detailed research, innovative litigation, and progressive standard-setting. We maintain an innovative approach by collaborating with expert academics, practitioners, and civil society groups dealing with cutting-edge issues.
REDRESS aims to:
- Obtain justice and other forms of reparation for survivors of torture.
- Hold accountable the governments and individuals who perpetrate torture, contributing to strengthening the rule of law and to eradicate the practice of torture.
- Develop the means of ensuring compliance with international standards and securing remedies for victims.
Established: December 1992
Registered Charity Number: 1015787
Board members: 10
Full time staff: 9
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 0207 793 1777
Address: 87 Vauxhall WalkLondon SE11 5HJView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website