Switzerland

Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT)

The OMCT is an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian, Swiss international non-governmental organisation, founded in Geneva in 1985. It is today the leading global civil society network against torture including more than 200 local member organisations operating in over 90 countries around the world. Driven by the needs of its SOS-Torture Network members, the OMCT engages in all areas of anti-torture work, including prevention, accountability and assistance and protection for torture victims and Human Rights Defenders (HRDs).

The organisation’s International Secretariat is based in Geneva, with offices in Tunis and Brussels. The OMCT is a board member of the European Human Rights Defenders protection mechanism.

Date founded

1986             

Structure type

NGO             

Contact informations

8 rue du Vieux Billard
Secrétariat International, PO BOX 21
CH-1211 Geneva
Phone +41 22 809 49 39
Fax +41 809 49 29