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. Read more about Israel denies Palestinian human rights lawyer access to medical treatment
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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. Read more about Israel: incommunicado detention and ill-treatment of Palestinian student
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. Read more about Cases of imprisoned conscientious objectors before the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention
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
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