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Monday 26 June 2017

United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Torture seeks to annihilate the victim’s personality and denies the inherent dignity of the human being. The United Nations has condemned torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.
Torture is a crime under international law. According to all relevant instruments, it is absolutely prohibited and cannot be justified under any circumstances. This prohibition forms part of customary international law, which means that it is binding on every member of the international community, regardless of whether a State has ratified international treaties in which torture is expressly prohibited. The systematic or widespread practice of torture constitutes a crime against humanity.
On 12 December 1997, by resolution 52/149, the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (resolution 39/46), annex, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.
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Quotes & Wishes - A violation of the most basic of all human rights A violation of the most basic of all human rights

Torture - the intentional infliction of severe mental or physical pain or suffering -is a violation of the most basic of all human rights.
Robert Alan Silverstein
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Quotes & Wishes - Committed in secret Committed in secret

Torture is banned but in two-thirds of the world’s countries it is still being committed in secret. Too many governments still allow wrongful imprisonment, murder or “disappearance” to be carried out by their officials with impunity…
Peter Benenson
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Quotes & Wishes - If you save the life of one person If you save the life of one person

If you save the life of one person, it is as if you saved the world entire.
Jewish Proverb
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Quotes & Wishes - Speak up against the unspeakable Speak up against the unspeakable

This is a day on which we pay our respects to those who have endured the unimaginable. This is an occasion for the world to speak up against the unspeakable. It is long overdue that a day be dedicated to remembering and supporting the many victims and survivors of torture around the world.
Kofi Annan
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Quotes & Wishes - The greatest tragedy The greatest tragedy

The greatest tragedy is not the brutality of the evil people, but rather the silence of the good people.
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr
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