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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Uruguay:  Informe de visitas de monitoreo en centros de detención adolescente en Uruguay

October 3, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uruguay

Child Rights Program internship

April 11, 2017  |  Links

Philippines:  The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT

March 15, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Philippines

How children can survive torture

January 20, 2017  |   Assistance to victims, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications

The Child Justice Advocacy Group calls on the government of the Philippines to reject proposals to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility

January 17, 2017  |  Statements

OMCT convenes meeting with NGOs from around the world how to fight torture amid greater threats to human rights

November 21, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Events

DCI and OMCT launch the second edition of the Justice for Children Award

November 17, 2016  |  Statements

Brazil:  Violent killings of children deprived of liberty in Pernambuco

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November 15, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Brazil

Internship Announcement: Child Rights Program

September 1, 2016  |  Links

Brazil:  Yet another teenager dies in socio-educative center in Pernambuco

July 29, 2016  |  Statements  |  Brazil

OMCT and SOS Torture network call on all humans to honour torture victims & take action

June 27, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Statements

Interview with Noémie Kocher, OMCT Ambassador

June 27, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Events

Burundi : Les représentants de la société civile appellent le Burundi à collaborer avec le Comité contre la Torture des Nations Unies et à soumettre son rapport spécial dans les meilleurs délais.

June 7, 2016  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements

UN body concerned over Israel’s abuse of Palestinian children

May 18, 2016  |  Statements  |  Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory

Philippines:  United Nations experts express concern over torture of children in secret detention facilities and lowering age of criminal responsibility

May 18, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Philippines