We are witnessing a global crisis on torture.
Over the last five years, Amnesty International has reported on torture in 141 countries – three-quarters of the world. Laws against torture are in place almost everywhere. Yet you only have to glance at the news to know that laws alone are not enough. Torture is thriving because rather than respecting the law, many governments are either actively using torture or turning a blind eye to it. Torture is cruel and inhumane. It is banned under international law. It corrodes the rule of law and undermines the criminal justice system. It can never, ever be justified.
In this network, we take action for individuals facing torture and ill-treatment around the world. As a member of the stop torture network, you’ll be called on to act for individuals immediately at risk of torture and to lobby governments to eradicate the use of torture.
You can help us make a difference.