HRCSL issues a message on the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 26 June 2021
“All relevant authorities shall take active measures to prevent torture”
International Day in Support of Victims of Torture – 26 June 2021
In December 1997, The United Nations General Assembly proclaimed 26th June as the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, to commemorate the historic day in 1987, in which the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, the key international instrument against torture came into effect. It appeals to all member states to implement the Convention in full effect with the intention of eradicating torture in all its forms across the world. It also requests for support from all stakeholders, civil society and individuals to express solidarity with victims of torture and their families who have undergone the inhumane and brutal pain of torture.