In Benin, the involvement of the OMCT and its local partner Enfants Solidaires d’Afrique et du Monde (ESAM) led to the entry into force of a new Children’s Code enshrining international standards, including on torture.
In Brazil, the OMCT and its local partner Justiça Global undertook a joint fact-finding mission as part of a long-term partnership to improve the conditions of people deprived of liberty and eradicate torture and other ill-treatment. As a result, the State of Rio de Janeiro decided to adopt a bill reforming the situation in detention.
Another notable success took place in the Philippines, with the closure of the Navotas detention centre for children in January, following sustained joint advocacy from the OMCT and its local partner the Children’s Legal Rights and Development Centre (CLRDC).
In Uruguay, a judge indicted 26 prison guards of the Criminal Liability System for Teenagers (SIRPA) on charges of torture. The indictment followed a high-level OMCT mission to the country that raised the issues of abuse and impunity in juvenile detention.
Read the Annual Report 2015 here.