Introduction – International Day in Support of Victims of Torture will be celebrated on June 26 every year. The purpose of this day is to speak against the crime of torture and to support or honor victims who are suffering from torture. The United Nations condemns the act of torture that is a crime against humanity. The main slogan of this day is to prevent the crime of torture against common people all over the world.
Many organizations such as Amnesty International and the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims play an important role in encouraging the aim of the day by arranging several activities such as distribution of posters, photo exhibitions, and many more activities that make people aware of the problems linked with human torture.
History – International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was first time observed by the United Nations through a resolution on June 26, 1997, for raising awareness about those people who are suffering from torture. This day aims to eliminate torture all over the world. The first International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was celebrated on June 26, 1998, in which the United Nations appealed to all governments, members, and stakeholders of global society for taking action against the crime of torture all over the world. Now 162 countries approve the convention by the United Nations against torture and other cruel punishment or treatment.
Significance – This International day is marked for raising awareness of those people who undergo torture and how to eliminate the practice all around the world. On this day, the United National requested to all governments members of global society and investors help in eliminating the crime of torture worldwide.