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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Follow-up of case ISR 181109/ISR 181109.CC_ Release from hospital of a 16-year-old boy injured by and under the custody of IOF

November 30, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory

20th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child

November 20, 2009  |  Events

Killing of a 16 year old boy/ Arrest and detention of four youths including one child injured / Release of three youths after two days

November 18, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory

India:  Assault on three girls and threats to one girl's family by Border Security Force officers / Impunity of the alleged perpetrators

October 27, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Follow-up of case COD 151009_COD 151009.CC_ Release of the eight individuals from Kiwanja, including a minor, detained illegaly_Risk of impunity

October 22, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Risk of torture and other ill-treatment by members of the FARDC in Rubare

October 15, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Bangladesh:  Bangladesh: Gang rape of a girl belonging to a minority

August 19, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  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

India:  India: Sexual abuse by police and intimidation to compel victim to withdraw complaint in Kolkata, West Bengal

July 1, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Philippines:  Philippines: Enforced disappearance of a minor boy and torture and other forms of ill-treatment of a fisherman in Maguindanao Province by alleged members of the Philippine Army

July 1, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines

India:  Torture and ill-treatment, including rape, by security forces in Char Bathanpara, in Murshidabad

June 11, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Colombia:  Colombia: Serious human rights violations against the AWA indigeneous community in Nariño.

June 5, 2009  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Rights of the Child  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Nicaragua:  Informe alternativo presentado al Comité Contra la Tortura – Nicaragua - 42º período de sesiones - Mayo de 2009

May 30, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Nicaragua

Nicaragua:  The Committee Against Torture asks Nicaragua to act against impunity in cases of torture and other ill-treatment

May 28, 2009  |   Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

OMCT welcomes the UN Secretary-General’s appointment of Marta Santos Pais as his Special Representative on Violence against Children

May 15, 2009  |  Events