26 June campaign launch: Fighting Impunity
Everywhere and every day, crimes of torture are committed against men, women and children and, in most cases, no one is prosecuted or punished for them. These crimes are committed with impunity.
Fighting Impunity is the theme for the 26 June 2014 global campaign. Chosen by IRCT members around the world, the aim is to speak out about impunity, and to encourage support for survivors of torture so we can bring an end to the crimes of torture.
On 26 June each year the world unites to honour and support victims and survivors. The date – which has been marked by celebrations since 1998 – gives us the opportunity to stand united against torture while remembering the significance of the 26 June, when the United Nations Charter was signed in 1945.
Impunity is the failure of the state to fully investigate violations; to bring to justice and punish perpetrators; to provide victims with effective remedies; and to take all necessary steps to prevent a recurrence of the violation. This year’s theme is no doubt one applicable in many contexts.
So join us online and engage in your local community, to show your support for survivors of torture.
How to get involved
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