Torture and other grave human rights violations continue to be widely reported across many armed conflicts. Today, more than 100 armed conflicts are ongoing worldwide*, devastating communities, winding back development, and posing severe obstacles to the protection and enjoyment of human rights.

On this International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, the UN anti-torture mechanisms call on States to uphold the absolute prohibition of torture. The UN human rights experts remind all participants in conflict that the protections of international human rights law do not cease to be applicable in situations of conflict.

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