The practice of torture must be abolished in Chad

On the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture 26 June we stand #UnitedAgainstTorture in support of Rafto laureate 2022 Nodjigoto Charbonnel. Charbonnel and his organization AJPNV fights courageously to abolish torture and defend the human rights of torture survivors.

In Chad, Association Jeunesse pour la Paix et la Non-Violence (AJPNV) aims to make use of this day to denounce the persisting practice of torture and call upon authorities under the theme 'Supporting Life After Torture.'

- Chad is very proficient in ratifying conventions, mechanisms, and laws. However, Chad is a poor performer in the implementation of its laws. Chad has ratified the United Nations Convention against Torture, yet torture continues to be used by various Chadian governments to control Chadian citizens or exert control over them. Therefore, the practice of torture evolves day by day in Chad, says Rafto laureate 2022 Nodjigoto Charbonnel in an interview with Deutsche Welle yesterday.

Charbonnel and his team assist survivors in rebuilding their lives after torture, and advocate the protection of human rights, and the prevention of torture and sexual violence by providing human rights education for youth and civil society.

- We can help a person rebuild their life after torture by providing them with access to medical assistance and psychological counseling to help them overcome the consequences of torture, Charbonnel continues.

Charbonnel and his organization marked yesterday the International Day at their office in N'Djamena, Chad, under the banner ā€œJune 26th - UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture. #UnitedAgainstTortureā€.

Read the full interview with Charbonnel here.

Charbonnel and his team from AJPNV in N'Djamena, Chad.
Charbonnel and his team from AJPNV in N'Djamena, Chad.