26 June campaign launch: Fighting Impunity

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Everywhere and every day, crimes of torture are committed against men, women and children and, in most cases, no one is prosecuted or punished for them. These crimes are committed with impunity.

Fighting Impunity is the theme for the 26 June 2014 global campaign. Chosen by IRCT members around the world, the aim is to speak out about impunity, and to encourage support for survivors of torture so we can bring an end to the crimes of torture.

On 26 June each year the world unites to honour and support victims and survivors. The date – which has been marked by celebrations since 1998 – gives us the opportunity to stand united against torture while remembering the significance of the 26 June, when the United Nations Charter was signed in 1945.

Impunity is the failure of the state to fully investigate violations; to bring to justice and punish perpetrators; to provide victims with effective remedies; and to take all necessary steps to prevent a recurrence of the violation. This year’s theme is no doubt one applicable in many contexts.

So join us online and engage in your local community, to show your support for survivors of torture.

How to get involved

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A selection of our campaign posters, in all languages

To mark the day the IRCT has prepared a range of materials, guidelines, and resources so that anyone in any place can become involved in the campaign.

26 June webpage: Perhaps the first step is to take a look at the IRCT’s 26 June webpage (www.irct.org/26june) which is the hub for the campaign materials and a map showing all the events taking place around the world on 26 June.

Facebook and Twitter: The next step should be to visit the World Without Torture Facebook page where you can find regular updates on the campaign and can join the virtual event to mark the day.

You can also follow us on Twitter and Tweet in support of the victims of torture using the #26June and #NoMoreImpunity hashtags. In the 10 days leading up to the 26th of June, we will be updating our Facebook and Twitter (using #26June #NoMoreImpunity) with facts, quotes, and information about torture around the world.

Google map: Finally, find an event near you by visiting our Google Map where you can can the activites planned for the day by organisations across the world.

To stay updated

To stay updated on the campaign you can also join our mailing list by clicking this link.

And if you are a centre hosting an event, please email your campaign plans to 26june@irct.org so we can promote your activities across the globe

Those who tortured you to speak now want you silent. And those who want you silent are still speaking. Join us in bringing an end to impunity for the crimes of torture.

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