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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UN body concerned over Israel’s abuse of Palestinian children

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

Israel:  Alternative Report on Torture and Ill-Treatment of Palestinian Children

May 2, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Israel

Joint Alternative Report on Israel to the Committee against Torture

April 13, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Israel, Palestinian Territory Occupied

Internship announcement: Child Rights Program

March 24, 2016  |  Links

Working together towards a global study on children deprived of liberty, on March 10th

March 8, 2016  |  Events

La 14e édition du FIFDH ouvre ses portes au public genevois

March 1, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Events

FIFDH to open debate on human rights amid "climate change"

February 24, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Events

Benin:  UN Child Rights watchdog says children detained in Benin still victims of torture and ill-treatment

February 8, 2016  |  Statements  |  Benin

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