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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The United Nations establish a new high level mechanism to counter violence against children

December 4, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions

Uzbekistan:  United Nations body echoes the OMCT/RRG allegations of widespread torture and ill-treatment in Uzbekistan.

November 28, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Uzbekistan

Benin:  Conditions carcérales : les Nations Unies rappellent le Bénin à l’ordre

November 28, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Benin

Sudan:  Death sentences handed down to ten individuals, including a minor and allegations of torture

November 26, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Sudan

Benin:  Rapport alternatif sur la mise en œuvre de la Convention contre la Torture et autres peines ou traitements cruels, inhumains ou dégradants - BENIN - Novembre 2007

November 9, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Benin

Uzbekistan:  Uzbekistan - Shadow Report - UN Committee Against Torture - 39th session - November 2007

November 9, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uzbekistan

Colombia:  Extrajudicial execution including of a child in Norte de Santander

October 17, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Georgia:  Violence against children in Georgia

October 16, 2007  |  Reports and Publications  |  Georgia

Georgia:  NGOs call on Georgian government to protect children from violence

October 16, 2007  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Georgia

Nepal:  Torture of a 17-year old boy in police custody / Risk for further abuses

October 12, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Colombia:  Declaración conjunta presentada por la Comisión Colombiana de Juristas y la Organización Mundial contra la Tortura

September 28, 2007  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Zambia:  Zambia - OMCT alternative report to HRC

July 17, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Zambia

Ecuador:  Ecuador: Excessive force used by the police/mistreatment/arbitrary detention of children

July 5, 2007  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights of the Child  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Ecuador

Nepal:  Rape of a woman and a 13-year-old girl in Siraha district

June 8, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Colombia:  Serious human rights violations against the civil population in the Department of Arauca

June 8, 2007  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia