The AVTUAE’s campaign in Geneva draws attention to mass violations amid the UAE’s efforts to whitewash its human rights record

In the past months, the Association for victims of torture in the UAE (AVTUAE) held several actions in Geneva to denounce the practice of torture and the large-scale human rights violations committed by the...

AVTUAE and ICFUAE address an open letter to Trevor Noah and call upon him to cancel his visit to the UAE

On October 18, the Association for Victims of Torture in the UAE (AVTUAE) and the International Campaign for Freedom in the UAE (ICFUAE) addressed an open letter to Trevor Noah, comedian and host...

United Arab Emirates: Open letter to the Emirati authorities to free human rights defender Ahmed Mansoor on his 50th Birthday

Your Excellency, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed al Nahyan, The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has recently announced multiple projects promoting pluralism and tolerance both at home and abroad. 2019 has been...

Human Rights Organizations Call To Investigate Pressure Practiced By UAE Against Candidates

The International Federation for Rights and Development (IFRD) has called on the National Election Commission (NEC) in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to investigate the pressures of candidates for the...

Twitter suspends thousands of Emirati accounts for anti-Qatar, Yemen trolling

The accounts, managed by a private firm that operates in the UAE and Egypt has been spreading state propaganda that violates Twitter's terms.

Association For Victims Of Torture In UAE

Who Are We?

Founded in 2017, The Association for victims of UAE is a Geneva-based non-governmental human rights organisation which works to help victims of torture and ill-treatment in the UAE. Creating a space for dialogue between individuals who have been subjected to torture in the United Arab Emirates

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Our Vision

Its main purpose is to combine efforts to fight against impunity, and to support victims in their quest for justice by offering legal assistance, raising awareness of the situation in the media, and filing complaints based on the principle of universal jurisdiction.

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Our Mission

AVT UAE documents the use of torture in the UAE by gathering information from various source, including the testimonies of victims, lawyers and family members, UN experts as well as NGOs. It creates a network of victims and a space for dialogue between them.

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Stop Torture in the United Arab Emirates