[Statement] Breaking the silence from torture impunity -MAG

Statement from the Medical Action Group, Inc. June 26, 2015 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (IDSVT) Breaking the silence from torture impunity Torture is considered a crime under the international human rights law. It is prohibited everywhere, at all times, and no exceptional circumstances whatsoever can be used to justify it. However,…

[Event] Basta Run Against Torture (BRAT IX) -UATC

On June 27, join Amnesty International Philippines in Basta Run Against Torture (BRAT)! bit.ly/aiph_events The United Nations International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture (IDSVT) is commemorated around the world on the 26th of June every year. This year, Amnesty International, will focus on combating impunity and ensuring accountability of perpetrators and duty…

[Resources/Campaign] What is torture?

  “In 1987, the Convention against #Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into force. It was an important step in the much-needed process of globalising #humanrights and acknowledging that torture, and all forms of inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment, are absolutely and universally illegal. In 1997, the United Nations…

[Campaign] ACCOUNTABILITY (PANANAGUTAN): Countdown to June 26 -UATC

TORTURE must end NOW! Make it happen by helping the “Wheel of Justice” work. Join us in commemorating the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on #June26. #StopTorture #JoinBRAT8 #BastaRunAgainstTorture #HumanRights #IDVST #TortureFreePhilippines Countdown to June 26 Day 1: ACCOUNTABILITY (PANANAGUTAN) Accountability refers to the processes and mechanisms that hold any individual legally…

[Statement] Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2012

Declaration by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on behalf of the European Union on the occasion of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, 26 June 2012 “Today I would like to reaffirm the EU’s commitment to the prevention and eradication of torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and to…

[From the web] Rehabilitation centers help victims become survivors: Germán in Mexico City -worldwithouttorture.org

Rehabilitation centers help victims become survivors: Germán in Mexico City Editor’s Note: Rehabilitation works and is a torture survivor’s right: this is the theme of this year’s 26 June campaign for the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. During the next two weeks, we shall be posting testimonies, stories and experiences from…