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The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is a global observance aimed at raising awareness and ensuring the total elimination of torture. It serves to remind society of the ongoing struggle faced by torture victims, and joins together a multitude of organisations and individuals across the globe in a unified fight against this cruel and inhuman treatment. This important day also reiterates the need for prompt, effective rehabilitation for those who have endured such atrocities and the enforcement of existing laws and standards pertaining to torture.
Adopted by the United Nations General Assembly on 12 December 1997, this event signifies an unwavering commitment to upholding the absolute prohibition of torture under international law. The importance of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture to Australians is multifaceted, with relevance on both a local and international scale. While Australia is perceived as a country with strong human rights records, there is still a responsibility to continue addressing any forms of cruel treatment and to provide rehabilitation for survivors. Further, Australia's active engagement in the international community calls for solidarity and cooperation in the global eradication of torture.
Australians can contribute to this cause in various ways, such as raising awareness and participating in educational activities, donating to local and international organisations aiding torture victims, and advocating for human rights and torture prevention. In doing so, Australia remains true to its national values, ensuring a world where dignity, justice and freedom prevails in the face of one of the gravest human rights abuses. The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is observed annually on June 26th.
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