Int'l Day In Support Of Victims Of Torture To Be Marked Tomorrow
Sumaira FH 1 month ago Fri 25th June 2021 | 01:10 PM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th Jun, 2021 ) :United Nations' (UN) international day in support of victims of torture will be marked on June 26 (Saturday) across the globe including Pakistan to remind people that human torture is not only unacceptable but it is also a crime.
The day serves as a reminder to people that torture is a crime. This event gives everyone a chance to unite and voice their opinions against human torture.
On June 26, 1987, the convention against torture came into force.
It was an important step in the process of globalizing human rights and acknowledging that torture and inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment should be universally illegal.
The first International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was held on June 26, 1998. It was a day when the United Nations appealed to all governments and members of civil society to take action to defeat torture and torturers everywhere. That same year marked the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which proclaims that "no one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment".