International Coalition to End Torture was formed as a non-profit organization with the purpose of promoting the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment and thus raising human rights awareness around the world by knowing them, demanding them, and defending them.
International Coalition to End Torture welcomes all peoples of the world to join us – the only prerequisite – support and affirmation of the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment. We work with like-minded individuals from all walks of life, all disciplines, races, creeds and nationalities and allied organizations to bring the full force of unity to bear in the human rights arena. As a united front, our intention is to enlighten and elevate the culture by raising our voices together thus bringing about increased sanity and tolerance in our troubled world.
In 2002, Amnesty International launched EndTorture.org focusing on the prevention of torture but it also covered wider human rights issues. The goal was to prepare articles, reports and other information to raise awareness about torture, including human rights news from Amnesty International on all parts of the world. It also provided human rights campaigning materials, links to material about torture from other organizations. In 2005, the International Coalition to End Torture was formed as an independent organization with the same mission that was established by the Amnesty International in addition to the above Mission Statement.