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UN Security General's Message on The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture
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The international day in support of victims of torture draws attention to the suffering of torture victims, their families, and their communities, and provides an opportunity to reaffirm our collective condemnation of torture, and of all cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment.the prohibition against torture is well established. it is absolute and unambiguous. circumstances, in times of war as in times of peace. torture permissible under different names: cruel and unusual punishment is unacceptable and illegal, whatever one may chose to call it.the recent entry into force of the optional Protocol to the convention against torture and Other Cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment Punishment. creating system of international and national visits to places of detention, the protocol can help prevent the mistreatment of detainees. its provisions can also help the work of the special rapporteur on torture. all states who have not done so to ratify the Convention and its Optional Protocol, and to allow for individual complaints by victims under these instruments.his international day in support of victims of torture, let us reaffirm the inalienable rights and dignity of all men and women, and let us resolve to combat cruel, degrading and inhuman treatment, wherever it may occur.
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UNIC ,   (2006 )
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Press Release in English
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INTERNATIONAL DAY OF PEACE, SUPPORT , VICTIMS AND THEIR FAMILY, SUFFERING, CONDEMNATION, CIRCUMSTANCES, MONITORING PROTOCOL, MISTREATMENT, INHUMAN TRETATMENT, COMBAT CRUES, DEGREDING , INALIENABLE RIGHTS
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 UNIC : UNITED NATIONS INFORMATION CENTRE
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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