by Ann Hannah, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Freedom from Torture @avh16 ‏ The recent referendum in Turkey will significantly alter its political landscape and it is vital that torture does not play a part in shaping that landscape. Last summer’s attempted coup was a shocking reminder… Read more »

In 2001, Parliament introduced the Detention Centre Rules for the “regulation and management” of immigration detention centres. Rules 34 and 35 introduced mechanisms to try and ensure that people with independent evidence of torture were not detained, except in very exceptional circumstances. These rules stipulate that… Read more »

“Whether perpetrated in conflict or in peace, the root causes of violence against women [are] deep-seated inequalities and discrimination” Women survivors of torture are being denied justice due to failures in countries around the world to uphold their human rights and to respond to their… Read more »