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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Congo, Democratic Republic:  rapes of two girls, only some perpetrators have been arrested

December 19, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Nepal:  Alleged rape of a girl minor and risk of impunity

December 7, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Tajikistan:  Human rights violations in Tajikstan - alternative report to the CAT

December 5, 2006  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Tajikistan

Joint statement to the Human Rights Council-3rd session: Progress report of the Working Group on the UPR

December 4, 2006  |  Events

Colombia:  Arbitrary executions, including of children in the Tolima region

December 4, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Burundi:  NGOs denounce torture in Burundi before the UN and call for change

November 30, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Burundi

Universal Children's Day: Stop violence against children

November 20, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Rape of a minor girl and her mother, who was subsenquently killed and mutilated

November 1, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Colombia:  Colmbia: Extrajudicial execution, urgency of an independent and exhaustive investigation

October 30, 2006  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Rwanda:  Briefing note on the human rights situation submitted to the Human Rights Committee

October 30, 2006  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Rwanda

Honduras:  Human rights violations in Honduras - alternative report to the HRC

October 30, 2006  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Honduras

Will the UN General assembly finally accept the creation of a Special Representative on Violence Against Children as requested by NGOs and Mr. Pinheiro?

October 6, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions

DRC: Arbitrary arrests of 1456 people including 220 minors with Kinshasa

October 6, 2006  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Benin:  Press release: The OMCT denounces the widespread maltreatment and the prison conditions of children in Benin

October 6, 2006  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Benin

Joint statement to the Human Rights Council: To reinforce the rights of the children in the work of the HRC.

September 25, 2006  |  Events