The United Nations (UN) campaign against torture and rights of survivors:
The UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhumane or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (UNCAT) was adopted by the UN General Assembly in 1984. South Africa signed the UNCAT is 1993 and ratified it in 1998. South Africa signed the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT) on 20 September 2006, adopted by the UN in 2002, and ratified it thirteen years later on 20 June 2019.
The aim of the UN Convention is to stop torture. It holds governments responsible for investigating allegations of torture. The Convention recognizes that victims of torture have the right to reparations. The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture is commemorated annually on 26 June. NGO networks working with survivors of torture in South Africa have joined the global campaign to commemorate this day. Support the campaign, show solidarity with those who bear the scars of our apartheid past!
United Nations campaign poster against torture