We’re fast approaching our third general election since 2015.
Many have called this election the most significant in a generation. This is our chance to shape the future of Britain and we want to make sure human rights and the rights of torture survivors are firmly on the agenda.
Are you with us?
In light of recent allegations of British torture abroad and the attempts by our politicians to cover it up, now is the time to act.
In the UK the bar for proving torture in the asylum system is becoming impossible to meet. Torture survivors are routinely locked up in immigration detention despite evidence of their torture. Those failed by the asylum system are especially vulnerable after years of the "hostile environment".
We must make sure that Britain remains a champion of human rights.
We cannot protect international human rights if we do not prioritise the safety of asylum seekers and survivors of torture here in the UK.
It's time to act.
Do you know where your local prospective parliamentary candidates (PPCs) stand?
Email your candidates to ask that they sign our #ASafePlace declaration, and pledge to:
1. Be proud to offer safety to people forced to flee their homes because of torture.
2. Ensure a fair system that gets decisions on asylum claims right first time. The people making decisions about peoples' lives must not reject them unfairly and send them back to torture.
3. Give people who have been tortured the chance to rebuild their lives and become part of our society. To do this, it must help them access therapy, healthcare, education, legal support and a safe and secure home.
4. Not lock-up people who have already suffered terrible abuse. Survivors of torture should never be detained for immigration purposes.
5. Stand up to governments and our leaders when they commit or enable torture or turn a blind eye to it. Torture destroys peoples' lives. We believe that trade agreements should never take priority over people’s rights. Nothing can ever justify torture.