• How to prevent or reduce violence, including torture “How to prevent or reduce violence, including torture, by acting on its root causes often found in violations of economic, social and cultural rights, … goes to the very heart of human rights protection.”
    Louise Arbour, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (2004-2008)
  • Alternative Reports OMCT prepares a number of alternative reports focussing attention on the economic, social and cultural root causes of violence. The reports can be found in the general reports section
  • Advocacy, Policy Documents Advocacy: Inform and sensitise key institutions on the links between violence and failures to respect economic, social and cultural rights, as well as on the need and possibilities for an effective action on those root causes. Learn more…
  • Seminar Reports: Building NGO Capacity Seminar Reports: Enabling national NGOs to prepare targeted submissions calling for specific action. Learn More…
  • How disrespect for economic, social and cultural rights can lead to torture and other forms of violence Disrespect for economic, social and cultural rights can lead to torture and other forms of violence. Learn how…

About ESCR

OMCT works to eliminate torture and other forms of violence by helping NGOs, international human rights bodies and others to identify and act upon the poverty, inequality and discrimination that are often the root causes of violence.

This project has shown that addressing the economic, social and cultural root causes of violence through the appropriate channels can reduce human rights abuses and help create conditions conducive to economic growth, poverty reduction and reduce the temptations of extremism.

How disrespect for economic, social and cultural rights can lead to torture and other forms of violence.

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Asian Regional Seminar Addressing the economic, social and cultural root causes of torture and other forms of violence

November 6, 2009  |  Statements

The Manila declaration

October 30, 2009  |  Statements

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Note on the situation of defenders of economic, social and cultural rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo

October 26, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

The New Right to Food and Nutrition WATCH 2009: Who controls the governance of the World Food System?

October 12, 2009  |  Events

Who controls access to food - central question of new report

October 12, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders  |  Events

Ecuador:  Ecuador: Alleged excessive use of force by police in Morona Santiago

October 6, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Ecuador

Brazil:  Brazil: Excessif use of force by police. Death of a MST rural worker in the Southall de San Gabriel farm.

August 31, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Brazil

OMCT's Asian Regional Seminar: call for applications, 2009, Manila, the Philippines

July 22, 2009  |  Events

Mexico:  Mexico: Violent arrest and detention of members of the movement against the increase of energy fees in Candelaria Campeche

July 21, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

OMCT PowerPoint Presentation: Action Files on ESCR

July 16, 2009  |  Statements

Bangladesh:  Bangladesh: Reported extrajudicial killing in the Chakma Community, Chittagong Hill Tracts

July 14, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

OMCT Intervention at the 16th Annual Meeting of Special Rapporteurs

July 1, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements

ESCR Programme Bulletin on activities, 2008

June 26, 2009  |  Statements

Report on Activities, 2008

June 26, 2009  |  Statements

ESCR Programme Bulletin on activities 2007-2008

June 24, 2009  |  Statements