The recent ANC conference was a tribute to anti-apartheid leader Oliver Tambo combined with a call to boycott Israel. Read more about Israel "more inhuman" than apartheid South Africa, ANC conference told
Israeli Apartheid Week in South Africa aimed to reach a wide audience and strengthen the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement. Read more about South Africans recall their own history during Israeli Apartheid Week
For most of the past six years, Israel has forbidden prominent human rights defender Shawan Jabarin from leaving the occupied West Bank. On exception, he was allowed travel to Geneva this week. Read more about Interview: Palestinian rights defender banned from traveling tastes freedom in Geneva
Michael Mansfield, a juror for the Russell Tribunal on Palestine, talks about the tribunal’s shadow report documenting Israel’s apartheid policies that tears apart Israel’s report to the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Read more about "UN must prosecute Israel for war crimes," says Bloody Sunday lawyer
Three NGOs-Palestinian, Israeli and International NGOs welcome conclusions of UN Committee against Torture on Israel. Read more about OMCT welcomes conclusions of UN Committee against Torture on Israel
On the occasion of the International Women’s Day, 8 March, OMCT would like to express its concern over the worldwide prevalence of violence against women, and in particular over the high levels of violence against Palestinian women in Israel and the Occupied Territories. Read more about International Women's day
Today, the situation continues to deteriorate in a cycle where violence begets violence and where no viable prospects for peace are apparent. Given the fact that the situation continues to worsen, OMCT wonders how far conditions must deteriorate before the International Community reacts with all the urgency that the situation requires. Read more about 'There can be no viable prospects for peace in the region without the full respect for human rights'
The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) notes with great concern the Israeli Government’s systematic negative attitude towards decisions made by the United Nations Security Council concerning the prevailing situation in the Middle East. Read more about OMCT is outraged by Israel's attitude towards the UN's decisions.
The International Secretariat of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is deeply concerned by a growing trend within the Israeli Government of systematically denying Palestinian nationals the protection of both international and national law. Read more about Israel: placing the Palestinian population outside the protection of the law
Further reports from Ramallah state that, in addition to those being rounded up in Al Bireh, Israeli soldiers have been calling for males, in some areas between the age of 14 - 40, to ‘surrender’ themselves in other areas of Ramallah. House to house raids continue, and those detained are also being held in classrooms in nearby schools and, in one instance, a bakery in lower Ramallah. None of those detained from yesterday or today have been released, so it is unclear what their current situation is. The number of detainees is yet not known. Read more about 'Surrender'