Anti-Torture Partners

Useful Links to Other Organizations Working to End Torture

National and International Organizations:

The National Religious Campaign Against Torture (NRCAT). Torture violates the basic dignity of the human person that all religions, in their highest ideals, hold dear. It degrades everyone involved; policy-makers, perpetrators and victims. It contradicts our nation's most cherished ideals. Any policies that permit torture and inhumane treatment are shocking and morally intolerable. Nothing less is at stake in the torture abuse crisis than the soul of our nation. What does it signify if torture is condemned in word but allowed in deed? Let America abolish torture now, without exception or equivocation. http://www.nrcat.org

Amnesty International is a global movement of more than 3 million supporters, members and activists in more than 150 countries and territories who campaign to end grave abuses of human rights. http://www.amnesty.org

Center for Victims of Torture assists those who have experienced torture and harsh treatment find healing from their trauma. They are also committed advocates for ending torture arond the globe. http://www.cvt.org

The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. http://ccrjustice.org

Close Guantanamo a group of lawyers, journalists, retired military and concerned individuals working to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. https://www.closeguantanamo.org

The American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country. http://www.aclu.org

North Carolina Stop Torture Now (NCSTN) is a grassroots coalition of individuals - faith, human rights, peace, veteran and student groups - who aim to stop torture everwhere it occurs. http://ncstn.org

The Fellowship of Reconciliation is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. http://www.forusa.org

Witness Against Torture, founded in 2005 to close Guantanamo and end torture. http://www.witnesstorture.org

Local and Washington State Organizations

  • UW Center for Human Rights - http://jsis.washington.edu/humanrights/
  • ACLU - American Civil Liberties Union of Washington - http://aclu-wa.org/
  • AFSC - American Friends Service Committee Pacific Northwest -
  • Amnesty International, Seattle - http://amnestyseattle.org
  • CAIR - Council on American Islamic Relations, Seattle - http://www.new.cairseattle.org/
  • Faith Action Network - http://www.fanwa.org
  • Western Washington Fellowship of Reconciliation - http://www.wwfor.org

  • Washington State Religious Campaign Against Torture - WSRCAT

    Torture is a crime against humanity.


    Torture is Always Wrong