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2017 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Why we mark 26 June

26 June International Day in Support of Victims of Torture: Torture still endemicThe UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June marks the moment in 1987 when the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment came into effect. Today the convention has been ratified by 162 countries.

For more information, download the 26 June brochure with videos and publications:

Join us in supporting victims of torture

26 June is a day for renewed and increased support to this vital mechanism. It is also a reminder of the ongoing plight of tens of thousands of victims who urgently need help. Finally, this day is also a call on all stakeholders, including UN Member States, civil society and individuals everywhere to unite in supporting victims of torture.


Events

High-level panel organized by IBA and OHCHR to mark the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, on Monday 26 June 2017, 12:00-13:15 (BST) at King's College, London. It includes the participation of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein.


 


June 26 multimedia resources

Virtual brochure

Videos:

DHC Gilmore: standing on the side of the victims

Torture victims in the context of migration (TRAILER)

Torture victims in the context of migration

View more videos here, which recount the stories of therapists helping torture victims

RadioTorture victims' right to rehabilitation "often neglected"


Infographic and poster

Infographic photo

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Poster on Torture

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PDF: Large (Print-quality)



Brochure: Victims’ Stories

Brochure: Victims' StoriesFrom Horror to Healing: A Life-Saving Journey Supported by the UN Fund for Victims of Torture (PDF)

Read more features here, about the people helped by the UN Fund for Victims of Torture