“Rehabilitation centres and programmes and human rights organisations around the world celebrate the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June.

The day reminds us that torture is a crime and provides us with an opportunity to stand united and voice our opinion against torture, a cruel violation of human rights.

The Convention against Torture:

June 26 was the day that the Convention against Torture came into force. It was also the day the United Nations Charter was signed – the first international instrument to embody obligations for member States to promote and encourate respect for human rights.

To mark June 26, IRCT members in collaboration with the IRCT Secretariat, carry out a wide range of activities and you are more than welcome to join us. To

The IRCT has selected “Help us erase torture” as the theme of the 26 June global campaign for 2008.

The goal is to encourage participants in this year’s events to think of actions that they and others can take to eradicate the man-made scourge of torture from our world. We invite you to use this slogan in your campaign and to think of creative ways to engage people in “erasing” torture from the globe.”