World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

Organisation mondiale contre la torture
Organización Mundial contra la Tortura
Weltorganisation gegen die Folter

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History

1985, Geneva (Switzerland). Became operational in Feb 1986. Formerly referred to as OMCT/SOS Torture. Present statutes adopted, 23 Apr 1988, Bern (Switzerland); modified 11 June 1987, 15 Jan 1988, 31 Aug 1998 and 1 Dec 2001. Registered in accordance with the Swiss Civil Code. EU Transparency Register: 46782046250-28.

Aims

Fight against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment.

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Activities

SOS-Torture Network assembles organizations and correspondents worldwide. Secretariat provides personalized medical, legal and/or social assistance to torture victims and ensures daily dissemination of urgent appeals across the world, so as to protect individuals and fight against impunity. Programmes provide support to specific categories of vulnerable persons, such as women, children and human rights defenders. Also submits individual communications and alternative reports to the special mechanisms of the UN, and actively collaborates in the development of international norms for the protection of human rights.

Structure

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Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Staff

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Financing

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Consultative Status

Council of Europe (CE) (Participatory Status); United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) (Special); International Labour Organization (ILO) (Special List); Organisation internationale de la Francophonie (OIF); African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights (ACHPR) (Observer).

Relations with Inter-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 9 inter-governmental organizations.
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Relations with Non-Governmental Organizations

Relations with 37 non-governmental organizations.
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Publications

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Members

Members in 91 countries
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Type I Classification

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Type II Classification

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Subjects *

  • Societal Problems
    • Maltreatment

UN Sustainable Development Goals **

UIA Org ID

F0854

Last News Received

2017
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** UN SDGs are linked to the subject classification.

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