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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Holy See (Vatican):  Unofficial Minutes of the UN Committee Against Torture's review

May 19, 2014  |  Statements  |  Holy See (Vatican)

Uruguay:  OMCT, its member organisation in Uruguay IELSUR, and the Committee on the Rights of the Child of Uruguay submitted a joint alternative report to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT)

April 29, 2014  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uruguay

25th session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under the interactive dialogue with the SRSG on Children and Armed Conflict and SRSG on Violence against Children

March 14, 2014  |  Statements

Uruguay:  OMCT’S juvenile justice recommendations on the UPR pre-session on Uruguay

November 27, 2013  |  Statements  |  Uruguay

Benin:  OMCT Mission to Monitor and Promote the Rights of Children in Conflict with the Law

November 6, 2013  |  Statements  |  Benin

Uruguay:  Violence against children remains a major concern

November 6, 2013  |  Statements  |  Uruguay

Philippines:  Forgotten Children in Juvenile Detention Centres

November 6, 2013  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Nepal:  Allegations of torture of a minor boy, A.D.F. (name withheld), in Banke district

March 21, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Benin:  Déclaration écrite conjointe FI-OMCT-DCI - 22ème session du Conseil des Droits de l’Homme Point 6: Adoption du rapport de l’Examen Périodique Universel (EPU) du Bénin

February 18, 2013  |  Statements  |  Benin

Benin:  OMCT holds litigation workshop, 23-24 May 2012

June 19, 2012  |  Events  |  Benin

India:  Alleged extrajudicial killing of Sukumar Mondal, Sunil Mondal, Raju Mondal and Babar Seikh

April 3, 2012  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL - 19th session (27 February – 23 March 2012)

March 1, 2012  |   Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Events

Child Rights NGOs Welcome the Decision of the United Nations to Provide an International Remedy for Children

December 19, 2011  |  Statements

Mexico:  Conditional release of a minor and release of nine other persons in Chiapas. OMCT concerned for a lack of judicial guarantees and their safety.

August 15, 2011  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Benin:  Report on the conditions of children’s deprivation of liberty in Benin. The issue of violence against children deprived of liberty

July 15, 2011  |  Reports and Publications  |  Benin