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21-April-2014
21-April-2014

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

"Der Rufer " (The Caller ) , a bronze sculpture of a barefooted man in a robe with hands cupped to his mouth, is dedicated to all torture victims and survivors throughout the world. The statue was completed by Gerhard Marcks in 1967, cast in bronze in 1981 and presented by CSR to the Art Gallery of Western Australia in 1982. It was dedicated to all torture victims and survivors in 1998. 

The United Nations International Day in Support of Torture – 26 June is held annually to speak out against the crime of torture and to honour and support victims and survivors throughout the world.

Torture has been carried out or sanctioned by individuals, groups and states throughout history from ancient times to modern day.  Torture in the 21st century is prohibited under international law and the domestic laws of most countries. It is considered to be a violation of human rights, and is declared to be unacceptable by Article 5 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights

Location

Address:Roe Street, Perth Cultural Precinct, Northbridge, 6003
State:WA
Area:AUS
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -31.950176
Long: 115.860765
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Details

Monument Type:Sculpture
Monument Theme:Culture
Sub-Theme:Crime

Dedication

Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 26th June, 1988
Front Inscription

Gerhard Marcks (1889-1981)

Der Rufer (The Caller) 1967
Cast in bronze by Giesserie Barth, Berlin, 1981
Art Gallery of Western Australia
presented by CSR limited 1982.

Dedicated to all Torture Victims and Survivors
on the 1st United Nations International Day
in support of Torture Victims 26th June 1998

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