In 2013, one country in two continues to practice torture. Every day, thousands of men and women and even children are left at the mercy of their all-powerful torturers.
The 2013 edition of A World of Torture follows on from those published by ACAT in the last two years. Our ambition remains unchanged: to reflect the reality of torture practices in 19 additional countries, while also shedding light on the historical, political or psychological features of this phenomenon. This year’s report includes a preface by the Nobel Peace Prize laureate Adolfo Pérez Esquivel, original contributions by Françoise Sironi, Marjorie Cohn, Évelyne Josse and Serge Slama, as well as the testimony of an Egyptian torture victim now living as a refugee in France.
Countries covered in the reports