United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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2020 Date26 June 2020
2021 Date26 June 2021
United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture History

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was proclaimed by the UN’s General Assembly on December 12th of 1997. The observance combats torture around the globe. Although torture is a crime under International Law, it still occurs in many regions. The United Nations encourages countries and states to reinforce the importance of fighting against torture. The observance occurs every year on June 26th.

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture Facts & Quotes

  • Torture is a vicious attempt at breaking a person’s will. On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, I urge all States to end impunity for perpetrators and eradicate these reprehensible acts that defy our common humanity. UN Secretary-General António Guterres

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture - References and Related Sites

UN: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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