26 June 2012: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

26 June 2012: International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
The International day in Support of Victims of Torture aims to raise awareness of the need to eradicate torture and effectively implement the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. Beatings, suffocation, burning, and rape are only some of the most common methods of torture used around the world every day. The European Parliament condemns countries using inhumane punishment.

Find out more:
http://www.un.org/en/events/torturevictimsday
http://www.omct.org/international-campaigns/campaign-prohibition-torture/manifesto
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/meetdocs/2009_2014/documents/droi/dv/801_updatedguidlines_/801_updatedguidlines_en.pdf