Amnesty International, May 2014
Thirty years after the ground-breaking UN Convention Against Torture was adopted, more than a hundred states continue to torture. This briefing provides an overview of the use of torture in the world today. It looks at when and why torture is inflicted and at the most common methods used. It shows why government denials that torture occurs ring hollow and why Amnesty International’s global campaign to Stop Torture is still so urgently needed in 2014.