In 2005, in the framework of the programmes disseminating urgent interventions (Urgent Campaigns, Children’s Rights, Violence against Women and the Observatory for the protection of human rights defenders), the OMCT circulated 532 communications (urgent appeals, letters to authorities, press releases) in favour of several thousand victims.
- 164 victims of torture in 19 countries, including 25 children, benefited from direct assistance, either legal, medical and/or social.
- Finally, three complaints relative to violations of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment were submitted to the Human Rights Committee and the Committee against Torture.
- From 21st to 23rd September 2005, OMCT also co-organised an international conference in Bern on the concept of due diligence of States in the matter of violence against women.
Read the full Annual Report 2005 here.