Sunday, June 26, 2011

On June 26

On this day in ...
... 2011 (today), is marked the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. The United Nations' General Assembly established the date in 1997, via A/RES/52/49,
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, which entered into force on 26 June 1987.
(credit for image by Octavio Roth) One way to commemorate the date: support the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture, marking its 30th anniversary this year.

(Prior June 26 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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