The American Human rights Council (AHRC-USA) welcomes the publishing of the 26 June Global Report for 2015 prepared by the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims IRCT) that was released on Tuesday, April 12, 2016. The theme for this year’s global report is: R2R – Right to Rehabilitation Now! The Report focuses on the human right to rehabilitation for torture victims and all of the community events, announcements and forums that took place in recognition of the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on June 26, 2015.
The UN General Assembly proclaimed June 26 as the annual “International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.” The proclamation was adopted in a resolution and recognized as a Universal Convention against the use of Torture.
AHRC-USA takes this occasion to re-affirm the basic human right of every individual to personal dignity and equal protection as a human being; prevention and eradication of torture, and an end to the inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment that torture represents. The United Nations has condemned and outlawed torture from the outset as one of the vilest acts perpetrated by human beings on their fellow human beings.
“AHRC is a proud supporter and a member of this global effort towards a world of justice and a world free of torture,” said Imad Hamad, AHRC Executive Director. “Torture, inhumane and degrading treatment continue to be great challenges for humanity. AHRC-USA compels all peace-loving citizens to continue to fight against the heinous crime and work to commit support and resources for victims to seek and realize their human right to rehabilitation and justice,” added Mr. Hamad. For more information and to read IRCT’s 26 June Global Report at (http://www.irct.org/media-
and-resources/library/26-june- global-report.aspx) or visit www.irct.org