Nothing can replace action on the ground, directly in the regions where acts of torture are committed. This understanding has inspired OMCT’s network structure, which preserves the autonomy of NGOs that work in countries affected by violence. OMCT’s main objective, via its International Secretariat, is to link these organisations and to coordinate and support their operations in order to maximise the effectiveness of their action on the ground.
The SOS-Torture Network is thus at the heart of OMCT’s work. It is the most important global network of organisations fighting against torture. At the outset, in 1986, it was composed of 48 NGOs. Today, it counts 311 organisations spread across 94 countries. [Read more …]