Rights of the child

OMCT’s Child Rights activities aim to protect children from torture and other forms of violence and to promote and defend their rights through prevention, denunciation, reparation and advocacy. By taking into account the specific nature of the violence committed against children and its particular consequences for them, OMCT seeks to protect children who are victims of or threatened with torture or other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment. [Read more…]

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Brazil:  Joint statement to the Human Rights Council on the Age of Criminal Majority in Brazil

September 18, 2015  |  Statements  |  Brazil

Uruguay:  Historic prosecution of 26 officials for the crime of torture against teenagers in detention centers

August 30, 2015  |  Statements  |  Uruguay

Uruguay:  Children abused in Uruguayan Prison

August 11, 2015  |  Statements  |  Uruguay

Benin:  OMCT calls the CRC to protect children from torture

June 10, 2015  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Benin

Brazil:  OMCT participates in joint call on the government of Brazil to refrain from adopting the draft constitutional reform bill proposing to lower the age of criminal majority 18 to 16 years of age.

June 3, 2015  |  Statements  |  Brazil

United Nations to prioritize responsibility over sexual violence of children of international troops over prosecution of those informing prosecutors

May 1, 2015  |  Statements

Uruguay:  OMCT high-level mission calls for swift implementation of CAT recommendations

April 27, 2015  |  Statements  |  Uruguay

Brazil:  Abusive body searches will be forbidden in prisons of Rio

March 14, 2015  |  Statements  |  Brazil

28th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint Statement on the Global Study for Children Deprived of Liberty

March 13, 2015  |  Statements

Congo, Democratic Republic:  28ème Session du Conseil des droits de l'homme: Dialogue interactif avec la RSSG pour les enfants et les conflits armés

March 12, 2015  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

28th session of the Human Rights Council: Statement delivered during the interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Torture

March 11, 2015  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico, Tunisia

Brazil:  15 year-old is killed in Socioeducative Unit in Rio de Janeiro

March 10, 2015  |  Statements  |  Brazil

Uruguay:  CRC expresses grave concern about torture against children deprived of liberty

February 10, 2015  |  Statements  |  Uruguay

Secretary General of the OMCT addresses challenges of protecting children from torture during the World Congress on Juvenile Justice

January 30, 2015  |  Statements

The OMCT celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

November 21, 2014  |  Statements