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28 Feb 2002 description

Geneva, 28 February 2002 - The World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is shocked by information released by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) which indicates that a large number of children in refugee camps in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea have been victims of sexual abuse at the hands of local UNHCR employees and the staff of certain non-governmental organisations.

19 Sep 2000 description

Geneva - Freetown, 19th September 2000

09 Aug 2000 description

At the request of the Forum of Conscience (FOC), a member of the OMCT network, OMCT is sending the following FOC report on the human rights situation in Sierra Leone.

17 May 2000 description

The International Secretariat of OMCT wishes to express its grave concern over the deterioration of the security situation in Sierra Leone and the continuing violations of human rights and humanitarian law by armed parties, particularly against civilians mostly women and children. These violations include rape, abductions, hostage-taking, summary executions, mutilations, forced labour and drafting of child combatants.