What is OMCT?

The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) protects each year more than 600 human rights defenders whose lives are at risk, by alerting the international community about their situation, advocating reforms to improve their situation, mobilizing further help and providing training, material and legal assistance, and relocation to a safe haven.

Our partnerships

 In 1997, OMCT established the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in partnership with FIDH. This unique collaboration is based on the complementary approaches of the two organisations and makes full and profitable use of their respective NGO networks.

Since October 2015, OMCT is a member of ProtectDefenders.eu, the European Union Human Rights Defenders Mechanism implemented by international civil society.

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OMCT International Secretariat
PO Box 21
8, rue du Vieux-Billard
1211 Geneva 8
Phone: + 41 22 809 4939
Fax: + 41 22 809 4929
E-mail: omct@omct.org