TORTURE BY GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IS PROHIBITED UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL LAW
Preventing torture by government officials is a matter of utmost importance that warrants everyone's attention and action.
IT IS INTERNATIONAL LAW
"An order from a superior officer or a public authority may not be invoked as a justification of torture."
“…in accordance with the principles proclaimed in the Charter of the United Nations, recognition of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,” Convention Against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment.
The United Nations Human Rights Council is an inter-governmental body within the United Nations system made up of 47 States responsible for the promotion and protection of all human rights around the globe. The council works closely with the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) and engages the United Nations' special procedures."
APT is an international non-governmental organization focused on the prevention of torture and other cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment. The APT conducts regular and unannounced visits to places of detention as one of the best ways to prevent torture and ill-treatment. The APT has been the driving force behind the drafting, adoption, and implementation of international and regional legal instruments to prevent torture including the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture (OPCAT).
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization's purpose is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human rights along with fundamental freedom proclaimed in the United Nations Charter. It is the heir of the League of Nations ' International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation.