Today, on 26 June 2017, the Committee for the Prevention of Torture opens the exhibition dedicated to the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture in the Sakharov Center. At this exhibition, human rights defenders will tell about their experience of a long-standing struggle with this phenomenon in Russia. The exhibition will feature the stories of lives of torture victims and stories from the life of the Committee in the form of posters, photographs and audio materials.
As we have previously reported, in 1997, upon the recommendation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR), the UN General Assembly proclaimed 26 June the United Nations International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. This day is established with a view to the total eradication of torture and the effective functioning of the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment, (1984), which came into legal force on 26 June 1987.
The exhibition takes place on 26 June at 7 p.m. (till 9 p.m).
The exhibition will be open till 30 June (from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m).
The entrance is free.