Detention, Torture and the Death Penalty

We fund grantees working on detention, torture, and the death penalty. We work with organisations campaigning against human rights violations in the field, and rehabilitation for victims of torture. We also fund legal actions to strengthen the prohibition on torture.

Human rights defenders are increasingly at risk in many countries of the world. Even some formally democratic countries have introduced laws restricting foreign funding and other measures aimed at undermining the role of civil society. In many countries, there is a new level of uncertainty, and often underlying threats of violence or arrest. Some of our grantees, working in difficult environments, have asked us not to publicise their work for security reasons. The Trust supports four additional grantees in this programme whose details are not shared on this website.