Do you work with survivors of torture?
In April 2019, the UK will be reviewed by the United Nations Committee against Torture under their periodic review procedure for compliance with the UN Convention against Torture.
REDRESS is facilitating a joint civil society response to the process, through a series of consultations and the preparation of a joint shadow report, and would be pleased if you would consider participating in the process.
The joint civil society shadow report needs to reflect the range of settings which are relevant to the Convention, including:
- prisons, policing and intelligence services;
- health and social care including such issues as detention, use of restraint and use of drugs;
- asylum and migration; and
- violence and abuse against women, ethnic, religious or sexual minorities and victims of trafficking and exploitation.
A series of consultation events is being held in October 2018, including some capacity building on the Convention Against Torture, in Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and London. There will also be holding a written call for evidence to feed into the joint shadow report.
The events are as follows:
- Monday 8 October – Birmingham City Centre – 2-4pm
- Wednesday 10 October – Manchester City Centre – 2-4pm
- Thursday 18 October – Cardiff City Centre – 2-4pm
- Tuesday 23 October – London (location tbc) – 2-4pm
- Tuesday 30 October – London (location tbc) – 2-4pm **consultation only**
A morning capacity building session will also take place on the above dates from 11.00am-1.00pm.
Find out more and sign up
If your organisation is interested in participating in the consultations, find out more and register at: redress.org
REDRESS is an international human rights organisation that represents victims of torture and related international crimes to obtain justice and reparation.
Redress is working on this project with help from organisations including Disability Rights UK (part of the Win Win Alliance), Liberty, Freedom from Torture, Children’s Rights Alliance England and Children in Wales.