UN – Human Rights – International Day in Support of Victims of Torture (June 26, 2015)

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, France reaffirms its determination to combat this unacceptable practice.

We underscore the need to respect, in all circumstances, the absolute ban on torture and urge all nations that have not yet done so to sign on to the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, as well as its Optional Protocol.

France is committed to the fight against torture and impunity. Torture victims must receive justice and reparations.