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:  New report reveals deliberate killings of children during “war on drugs”

June 29, 2020  |  Reports and Publications  |  Philippines

HRC44: Statement on the Impact that Violence has on Children’s Mental Health

June 2, 2020  |  Statements

New report reveals the inhuman situation of women prisoners in Quetzaltenango prison, which puts their lives at risk in times of the COVID-19

May 4, 2020  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications

Dignity in the time of COVID-19

March 19, 2020  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Press Releases, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements

43rd session of the Human Rights Council Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children and Sexual Exploitation

March 3, 2020  |  Statements

Afghanistan:  In rare move, government launches investigations into systematic sexual abuse of children

January 8, 2020  |   Press Releases, Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Afghanistan

Press Release: Global Efforts Needed to Free Detained Children

October 7, 2019  |  Statements

Philippines:  Open Letter to Senate President: Senator Vicente C. Sotto III, 18th Congress, Senate of the Philippines

July 31, 2019  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Brazil: OMCT mission to monitor the detention of children

May 13, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications

Philippines:  Civil Society Follow-up Report to the Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture on the Philippines’ Third Periodic Report

January 22, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Philippines

Philippines:  Minimum age of criminal responsibility must not be lowered

January 22, 2019  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Vacancy Announcement

September 25, 2018  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Links

Statement delivered by OMCT at Interactive Dialogue with the Special Representative of the Secretary- General for Children and Violence and the Special Representative of the Secretary- General on Children and Armed Conflict

March 16, 2018  |  Statements  |  Brazil, Honduras

Uruguay:  Informe de visitas de monitoreo en centros de detención adolescente en Uruguay

October 3, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uruguay

Child Rights Program internship

April 11, 2017  |  Links