Pledge submitted by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) to the Human Rights 75 Secretariat December 2023

December 2023

Original language of submission: English

Type of pledge: Single (by one state/actor)

Pledging entity: World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

Location: Switzerland

Co-pledgers: International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT), International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture), Association for the Prevention of Torture (APT), Omega Research  Foundation, REDRESS.

PLEDGE NUMBER 1: We, the United Against Torture Consortium, pledge to strengthen and expand the anti-torture movement and its impact on the eradication of torture and other ill-treatment worldwide. Through:

– Supporting torture survivors’ agency and access to reparation;

– Advancing in the realisation of the absolute prohibition of torture and other ill-treatment

– Ensuring protection from torture and ill-treatment in the context of protests and other extra-custodial settings

– Supporting mobilisation of victims, anti-torture organisations and lawyers to challenge impunity and strengthen accountability

– Raising broader public awareness on torture

– Supporting human rights defenders in the anti-torture movement

– Contributing to the protection of human rights systems.

Expected deadline within which pledge will be realised: Dec 31, 2028

See the pledge here.