ACAT asserts that torture is never legitimate and that the dignity of all persons must be respected without any exception. ACAT therefore defends all victims of torture and ill treatment, whoever prisoners of conscience or common law, whether they are detained by states or non-state entities, whether they have committed reprehensible actions or not. ACAT does not make ideological, ethnic or religious differences.
ACAT is a Christian non-governmental organization created in 1974 to:
Fight against torture
Abolish Death Penalty
Live out ecumenist values.
The ACAT network.
There are 30 ACAT in the world, federated within FIACAT (International Federation of ACAT).
Each year we put an end to the ordeal of several hundreds of people worldwide.
What can you do?
Advocating to international institutions, governments and policy makers.
Mission reports, publications, testimonies, press campaigns
Accompany victims, write to detainees and prisoners...