World Organisation Against Torture


The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) was created in 1985 and is the main coalition of international NGOs fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. OMCT's International Secretariat is based in Geneva and provides personalised medical, legal and/or social assistance to hundreds of torture victims and ensures daily dissemination of urgent interventions across the world in order to protect individuals and to fight against impunity. Specific programmes allow it to provide support to specific categories of vulnerable people, such as women, children and human rights defenders. OMCT enjoys a consultative status with ECOSOC (United Nations), the International Labour Organization, the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights, the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie, and the Council of Europe.

ODS conducted the evaluation of OMCT's EU funded project: Toward Implementation and Accountability (2014- 2017). We used the OECD DAC Criteria to among other things, examine the achievements of the project, examine the level of cooperation among OMCT partners, deduce lessons learned and make recommendations for future OMCT projects.