Assistance to victims of torture

OMCT’s urgent assistance to victims of torture is part of its global effort to ensure that victims of torture receive redress and rehabilitation by responding immediately in an effective and appropriate manner to their needs. OMCT is currently the only international non-governmental organisation to provide indispensable and urgent legal, medical and/or social assistance directly to women, men and children who have suffered, or are at risk of, torture. Thanks to the members of the SOS-Torture Network, OMCT is able to identify and assess requests for urgent assistance and grant the necessary aid in a very short time. [Read more…]

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O., homosexuel du Nigéria, lutte pour obtenir protection en Suisse

April 14, 2014  |  Statements  |  Nigeria, Switzerland

Malaysia:  Theatre play "The Secret Room - Say No, to detention without trial" organised by SUARAM and OMCT in Kuala Lumpur, from 26-28 February

February 21, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Events  |  Malaysia

26 June 2012: Victims' rights must be centre stage in global fight against torture

June 26, 2012  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions

Events carried out by members of the SOS-Torture Network on the occasion of the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 25, 2012  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Events

26 June 2012 - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 25, 2012  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Events

United States:  Amicus curiae to the US Supreme Court on the case of Esther Kiobel et al. v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. et al.

June 15, 2012  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

OMCT and REDRESS submit joint amicus brief to European Court of Human Rights regarding compensation suit against former Tunisian Interior Minister

September 22, 2011  |  Reports and Publications  |  Switzerland, Tunisia

Guatemala:  Allegations of extrajudicial executions and other serious crimes against a Swiss national.

April 19, 2011  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala

Cancelled visit of ex-President Bush to Geneva: The call for accountability stronger than ever

February 7, 2011  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Switzerland, United States

Switzerland:  Visit of ex-President Bush to Geneva: Which obligations for Switzerland?

February 3, 2011  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Switzerland

Switzerland:  Letter to the Swiss Confederation regarding the visit of Mr Bush

February 3, 2011  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Switzerland

United States:  OMCT submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme Court in rendition law suit

January 17, 2011  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

Libya:  OMCT and HRS obtained the condemnation by the UN Human Rights Committee of the Libyan Government for torture, enforced disappearance and subsequent death of Mr. Bashasha

November 4, 2010  |  Statements  |  Libya

26 June 2010 - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 29, 2010  |   Assistance to victims, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic, India, Mexico, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United States

Sierra Leone:  Sierra Leone: Victims reparation must be a reality

June 26, 2010  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Sierra Leone