Charity information

REDRESS

REDRESS is a human rights organisation that seeks justice and other forms of reparation for torture survivors, to help restore their dignity and hold perpetrators accountable.

Founded 1992

  • Mission statement

    REDRESS’ mission is:

    • To obtain justice for survivors of torture
    • To hold accountable the governments and individuals who perpetrate torture
    • To develop the means of ensuring compliance with international standards and securing remedies for victims

    REDRESS pursues its mission through:

    • Legal Advice: we provide advice to survivors of all nationalities about the different options they may have for seeking justice.

    • Litigation: we take survivors’ cases to national and international courts, promote criminal prosecutions of perpetrators and pursue other remedies aimed at acknowledging that what was done is wrong and should never happen again.

    • Advocacy: we advocate with governments, parliaments and international organisations on the need to respect the absolute prohibition of torture; and promote survivors’ rights before international institutions and courts.

    • Training: we provide training and advice to local lawyers, human rights organisations and survivors groups on how to document and litigate torture cases; we also provide training to governments and related institutions on international standards and best practices.

    REDRESS currently works on approximately 120 cases relating to over 700 torture victims.

  • Aims

    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
  • Overview

    Established: December 1992

    Registered Charity Number: 1015787

    Board members: 10

    Full time staff: 9

    Part time staff: 2

    Volunteers: 5

    Phone number: 0207 793 1777

    Address: 87 Vauxhall WalkLondon SE11 5HJ

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