Grantee profile

World Organisation Against Torture

Created in 1985, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is a coalition of over 300 human rights groups working to end torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. Based in Geneva, OMCT’s International Secretariat provides direct assistance to victims of torture and supports human rights defenders under threat, harassment or in need of relocation (frequently in partnership with the FIDH). OMCT issues urgent interventions and appeals across the world and submits individual complaints to quasi-judicial bodies of the United Nations. SRT’s current grant supports OMCT’s project entitled “Mobilising Civil Society on the Convention Against Torture and its Implementation”.