Assistance to victims of torture

OMCT’s urgent assistance to victims of torture is part of its global effort to ensure that victims of torture receive redress and rehabilitation by responding immediately in an effective and appropriate manner to their needs. OMCT is currently the only international non-governmental organisation to provide indispensable and urgent legal, medical and/or social assistance directly to women, men and children who have suffered, or are at risk of, torture. Thanks to the members of the SOS-Torture Network, OMCT is able to identify and assess requests for urgent assistance and grant the necessary aid in a very short time. [Read more…]

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OMCT and REDRESS submit joint amicus brief to European Court of Human Rights regarding compensation suit against former Tunisian Interior Minister

September 22, 2011  |  Reports and Publications  |  Switzerland, Tunisia

Guatemala:  Allegations of extrajudicial executions and other serious crimes against a Swiss national.

April 19, 2011  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala

Cancelled visit of ex-President Bush to Geneva: The call for accountability stronger than ever

February 7, 2011  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Switzerland, United States

Switzerland:  Visit of ex-President Bush to Geneva: Which obligations for Switzerland?

February 3, 2011  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Switzerland

Switzerland:  Letter to the Swiss Confederation regarding the visit of Mr Bush

February 3, 2011  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Switzerland

United States:  OMCT submits amicus curiae brief to US Supreme Court in rendition law suit

January 17, 2011  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

Libya:  OMCT and HRS obtained the condemnation by the UN Human Rights Committee of the Libyan Government for torture, enforced disappearance and subsequent death of Mr. Bashasha

November 4, 2010  |  Statements  |  Libya

26 June 2010 - International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

June 29, 2010  |   Assistance to victims, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia, Congo, Democratic Republic, India, Mexico, Nepal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Turkey, United States

Sierra Leone:  Sierra Leone: Victims reparation must be a reality

June 26, 2010  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Sierra Leone

CINAT: Invitation to a parallel event: The Joint Study on Secret Detention: Insights from the Authors_2nd June 2010

June 1, 2010  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Events

Nicaragua:  Nicaragua: OMCT Comunicado de prensa: Día Internacional en Apoyo a las Victimas de Tortura

June 26, 2009  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

Mexico:  Amicus Curiae on the case Campo Algodonero: Claudia Ivette González, Esmeralda Herrera Monreal and Laura Berenice Ramos Monárrez against Mexico.

June 12, 2009  |  Statements  |  Mexico

OMCT Holds Litigation Workshop, 6-9 May 2008

May 8, 2008  |  Events

Libyan Arab Jamahiriya:  United Nations Finds Libya Responsible for Torture and Orders Compensation to Victim’s Family

November 27, 2007  |  Statements  |  Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

OMCT Complaints Workshop - 6-8 November 2007

November 6, 2007  |  Events