Action by Christians Against Torture ACAT

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ACAT(UK) was formed in 1984 by the then British Council of Churches, with the active support of Amnesty International. ACAT is affiliated to the Inteernational Federation of Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture (FiACAT) in Paris, and is a Body in Association with Churches Together in Britain and Ireland. ACAT’s aim is to work, as Christians, for the abolition of torture worldwide. We seek to increase awareness in the Churches and among christians of the widespread and evil use of torture and the need, for reasons of Christian faith, to campaign for its abolition.

FI.ACAT – the International Federation of ACAT: FI.ACAT – the International Federation of ACAT (Action by Christians for the Abolition of Torture) – is one of the six members of CINAT, the recently formed Coalition of International NGOs Against Torture, which also includes Amnesty International, FIDH – IFHR (the International Federation of Human Rights Leagues), IRCT (International Rehabilitation Council for Torture victims), OMCT (World Organisation Against Torture) and APT (Association for the Prevention of Torture).

FI.ACAT is a federation which currently comprises affiliated ACAT associations in 18 countries and ACATs awaiting affiliation in a further 9 countries in Africa, America, Europe and Asia. It has consultative status at the UN and the Council of Europe and observer status at the African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights.

If you are interested in receiving further information on the movement, please do not hesitate to contact the FI.ACAT International Secretariat at the following address: 27 rue de Maubeuge, 75009 Paris, France Tel. +33 1 42 80 01 60 Fax: +33 1 42 80 20 89, E-Mail.

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