Please advised that OMCT's fund for urgent assistance is granted exclusively based on the following criteria. People eligible for assistance should be :
For all questions relating to the assistance of victims of torture, please imperatively fill in the form in this page:
- direct or indirect victims of torture, or under the threat of torture;
- in need of urgent assistance;
- presented or ascertained by an organisation which is a member of the SOS-Torture Network that is able to certify that both the information and facts conveyed are accurate and that the funds provided will be used for the appropriate purpose.
- should be willing to undergo checks by qualified people, i.e. doctors, lawyers or other specialists, to confirm the testimony.
and send it to: victims(@)omct.org
Article 1 of the International Convention Against Torture defines torture in the following terms:
"(T)he term "torture" means any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he or a third person has committed or is suspected of having committed, or intimidating or coercing him or a third person, or for any reason based on discrimination of any kind, when such pain or suffering is inflicted by or at the instigation of or with the consent or acquiescence of a public official or other person acting in an official capacity. It does not include pain or suffering arising only from, inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions."