26 June: “Support Life After Torture” Global Campaign
In recent years, hundreds of organisations from every region of the world have joined our global call for an end to the horrific practice of torture and for full rehabilitation for all victims. Through our 26 June global campaign efforts, the IRCT seeks to facilitate action by local actors across the world who work every day to support victims of torture and ill-treatment, while strengthening the voice of the global anti-torture movement.
On 27 June FAVL organized a conference with the theme, “The Right to Rehabilitation for Torture Victims and Fight Against Impunity”. The purpose of the event was to raise awareness about the unacceptability of torture, share international best practices for its prevention, and discuss its impact and effects. Participants also highlighted the importance of rehabilitation, compensation, and other matters pertinent to torture victims. Among the attendees were 35 representatives of state institutions, such as the police, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Defense, Special Investigative Service, and Heads of Prisons, along with nongovernmental organizations working in the field of prevention of torture. The event was covered by local media.