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26 June 2014
Fighting Impunity

The United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, on 26 June, gives us the opportunity to stand united and remind the world that torture is a cruel violation of human rights.


Fighting Impunity is the theme for the 26 June 2014 campaign. No doubt this is a significant subject all over the world. Everywhere and every day, crimes of torture are committed against men, women and children and, in most cases, no one is prosecuted or punished for them. These crimes are committed with impunity.

Impunity is the failure of the state to fully investigate violations; to bring to justice and punish perpetrators; to provide victims with effective remedies; and to take all necessary steps to prevent a recurrence of the violation.

The campaign theme has been chosen by IRCT member centres around the world who voted on their preferred theme.

As usual, the IRCT will be preparing a range of campaign materials to support your campaign. This year’s campaign kit will include a campaign guide, posters and logos, factsheets, a global reading, and other materials. Sign up to the 26 June mailing list below to keep updated.



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