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Degrading and inhuman treatment is not inevitable

26 Jun 2015

Brussels – On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Avocats Sans Frontières (ASF) recalls that countless people are also victims of inhuman and degrading treatment. These practices often arise from appalling detention conditions in many countries in a post-conflict situation or in transition. ASF is calling for a reduction in the use of detention. Continue reading

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The Kasserine “Region as a Victim” submission: A first in Tunisian transitional justice

16 Jun 2015

Tunis – Today, with the support of ASF, the Tunisian Forum for Economic and Social Rights is filing a “victim region” submission to the Truth and Dignity Commission. This file intends to establish “victim region” status for the Kasserine governorate. Continue reading

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ASF instrumental in launching a fund for the protection of Human Rights Defenders in East Africa

12 Jun 2015

The African Great Lakes Human Rights Defenders Protection Fund is finally official! This innovative financial mechanism, the first of its kind in the region, was championed by ASF, the East Africa Law Society and regional partners. It has been designed to protect the rights and freedoms of Human Rights Defenders in the Great Lakes region of Africa. Continue reading

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