Mikołaj Pietrzak appointed as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the UN Voluntary Fund for Victims of Torture
The UN Secretary-General appointed Mr Pietrzak as one of the five Fund’s Trustees in 2016. The Board of Trustees works closely with the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and is responsible for developing recommendations on awards of financial assistance for aid actions and projects for victims of torture.
Over 150 states ratified the UN Convention against Torture. Pursuant to the Convention, torture is a crime of international law, the prohibition of torture is absolute and nothing can justify resorting to torture.