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The UN adopts the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture, which establishes a combined national and international inspection system for places of detention.

An historic ruling by the European %QWTVQH*WOCP4KIJVUĆ‚PFU/CEGFQPKC responsible for colluding with the USA to abduct and torture suspected terrorists. Our research shows that many other European governments have done the same.

Š Amnesty International

We start to focus on combating torture used in the US-led “war on terror�, including techniques such as ‘waterboarding’.

Activists from Amnesty Denmark protest against secret “renditionâ€? ĆƒKIJVUQHVGTTQTUWURGEVU1XGTVJGPGZVUKZ[GCTU#OPGUV[GZRQUGUVJG role played by several European states in secret CIA detentions and terror suspects being tortured .

2005

2006

/QTGVJCPEQWPVTKGUJCXGTCVKƂGFVJG Convention against Torture. But it still happens – worldwide. That is why we are launching our new campaign, Stop Torture, right now. The UN Committee against Torture says that states should also prevent and punish torture that isn’t committed by governments. This includes rape, domestic violence, female genital OWVKNCVKQPCPFJWOCPVTCHƂEMKPI

Š Amnesty International/Harrison Mitchell

2002

2008

Š Rachid Tniouni

“No deals on torture – close Guantanamo now�: Activists demonstrate near the US embassy in Manila, Philippines.

Protesters in Morocco hold a sit-in outside their parliament to mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26 June.

“ Together we will intervene whenever people are tortured. Together we will hold torturers to account.� Amnesty’s Secretary General, Salil Shetty

Š Amnesty International

A huge demonstration against torture of terror suspects takes place outside British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s residence in Downing Street, London, UK.

2012

2014

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