2017 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
Why we mark 26 June
The 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.
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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.
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