United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

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United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
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United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 26th marks the observance of the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day commemorates the entry into force of the UN Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment in 1987. It serves as a global occasion to condemn the heinous crime of torture, express solidarity with victims and survivors worldwide, and emphasize the significance of rehabilitation and transitional justice. The aim is to help victims and survivors transition from the horrors they endured to a path of healing.

The United States holds the position of the largest contributor to the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, which offers support to survivors and their families.