Carla Ferstman is director of Redress, a London-based international charity that seeks justice and reparation for torture survivors. She has previously worked with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights. She has an LL.B. from the University of British Columbia, an LL.M. from New York University and a DPhil from the University of Oxford. She has published and is a regular commentator on victims' rights, the International Criminal Court, and the prohibition against torture.
Published in: openDemocracyUKWhy the ICC examination into torture and other abuses by UK soldiers in Iraq must continue
The Office of the Prosecutor is under pressure to conclude the examination. It must remain open. The Prosecutor...
The fight against torture should preoccupy us all
Torture is a calculated act of cruelty and brutality that degrades us all and weakens the rule of law. On...
Should international courts exempt African leaders and their senior officials from genocide and war crimes prosecution?
The fact that some still seem to be above the law, now appears to be used to form the argument that all should be...
Published in: openDemocracyUK"Gentleman at home, hoodlums elsewhere": Britain's approach to human rights abroad
A European Court case into the deaths of Iraqi civilians caused, or said to be cause, by British soldiers, recently...
Against impunity: justice after torture