World Organisation Against Torture

Israel denies Palestinian human rights lawyer access to medical treatment

OMCT has been informed by Defense for Children International/Palestine Section of the continued denial of access to necessary medical treatment of Palestinian human rights lawyer Daoud Dirawi, who is currently being detained in the Israeli detention centre Ketziot. 

Israel: incommunicado detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian student

Iman Shukri Abdl Rahman Jamjum, a student from Hebron, was held in isolation for twenty-two days, without access to legal counsel. Mr. Jamjum was arrested on April 4th, 2003, and has reportedly been held in the GSS Interrogation Unit at the Shikma Detention Center in Ashkelon. 

Cases of imprisoned conscientious objectors before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH and OMCT joint venture) is very concerned with the imprisonment and trial before military courts of Israeli conscientious objectors. 

International Women's day

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. 

'There can be no viable prospects for peace in the region without the full respect for human rights'

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.