June 24, 2015, New York, NY. Today, IJN and 100 other human rights groups from around the world signed a letter calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council to pressure the United States to pursue full transparency about, and accountability for, the CIA's unlawful torture program. The signatories comprise the largest-ever group of civil society organizations urging such action.

The letter calls on the Human Rights Council to "send a strong message against impunity for torture and enforced disappearances and demand that the United States take measures to meet the full spectrum of its obligations under international law to ensure accountability, transparency, reparations and non-repetition, including declassification of the full Senate report on the CIA detention program, independent comprehensive criminal investigation, and the issuing of apologies and compensation to victims of enforced disappearance, torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment."

Read the full letter here.