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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Philippines:  Philippines: Enforced disappearance of a minor boy and torture and other forms of ill-treatment of a fisherman in Maguindanao Province by alleged members of the Philippine Army

July 1, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines

India:  Torture and ill-treatment, including rape, by security forces in Char Bathanpara, in Murshidabad

June 11, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Colombia:  Colombia: Serious human rights violations against the AWA indigeneous community in Nariño.

June 5, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights of the Child  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Nicaragua:  Informe alternativo presentado al Comité Contra la Tortura – Nicaragua - 42º período de sesiones - Mayo de 2009

May 30, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Nicaragua

Nicaragua:  The Committee Against Torture asks Nicaragua to act against impunity in cases of torture and other ill-treatment

May 28, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

OMCT welcomes the UN Secretary-General’s appointment of Marta Santos Pais as his Special Representative on Violence against Children

May 15, 2009  |  Events

India:  Suicide of a woman recently harassed and assaulted by the Border Security Forces officer (follow-up of case IND 070109.1.CC and IND 120209)

April 24, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Moldova, Republic of:  Immediate investigations should be launched into allegations of torture and other forms of ill-treatment

April 15, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Moldova, Republic of

India:  Reprisals against family members, including two boys, after a complaint was lodged against the Border Security Force officers for having assaulted one boy in October 2008

February 12, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Salwa and Sara released from administrative detention in Israel

January 15, 2009  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory

India:  Assault and threat of a 16 years old boy by the Border Security Force officers

January 7, 2009  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Greece:  violations of Roma children's rights during their interrogation by the police

December 22, 2008  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Greece

Kenya:  Violence against women and children in Kenya

December 3, 2008  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Kenya

Kenya:  Kenya: The UN Committee Against Torture issues recommendations addressing the economic, social and cultural root causes of violence in Kenya

November 28, 2008  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kenya

20.11.2008 / 2008 Universal Children's Day: Child right to be protected from violence must not be clashed by relativisms

November 20, 2008  |  Urgent Interventions