The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture was established by the United Nations in 1997. This day is intended not only to give a voice to victims of torture and their families, but also to strengthen political commitment against torture. The date commemorates the entry into force of the UN Convention against Torture on 26 June 1987.
Torture & CIDT
On 12–13 October, the Ludwig Boltzmann Insitute of Fundamental and Human Rights will participate in the online workshop ‘Strengthening the prevention of torture in South-East Europe: Monitoring safeguards in the first hours of police custody’ hosted by the Croatian National Preventive Mechanism on the occasion of the Croatian Chairmanship of the South-East European NPM Network.
On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights (BIM) highlights the need to increase efforts to effectively implement standards preventing torture and other forms of ill-treatment worldwide. Giuliana Monina adresses current issues in her statement.
Within the framework of the project “Towards harmonized detention standards in the EU – the role of National Preventive Mechanisms (NPM)”, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights organized in cooperation with the Hungarian Helsinki Committee two
As part of the NPM Standards Project, an expert meeting on the prevention of violence in prisons was planned, in cooperation with the Austrian Ombudsman Board, from 6 to 7 May in Vienna. Due to the COVID-19 crisis and measures, the event had to be cancelled. It will now take place online.
Members from National Preventive Mechanisms of European Member States, researchers and practitioners will discuss how international prison standards in relation to violence reduction can be monitored and implemented better.
On the 35th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT), a second edition of the UN Convention against Torture and its Optional Protocol is released.