Eric Sottas

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Eric Sottas

From 1995: He was "the Secretary-General of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) and of its network SOS-Torture. Born in Geneva in 1946 he holds a degree of law from Geneva University. He has been vice-President of the Conference of International Organizations for Catholics (1976-1980) and Secretary-General of the International Movement of Catholic Intellectuals – Pax Romana (1975-1980).

"Prior to becoming the Secretary-General of OMCT in 1986, he was a consultant for the General Secretary of UNCTAD from 1980 to 1985.

"He was awarded the French Prize for Human Rights in 1986 and received in the name of the OMCT and together with the FIDH the French Prize for Human Rights in 1998 for the creation of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders." [1]

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  1. Eric Sottas, accessed November 9, 2008.
  2. Steering Committee, International Film Festival on Human Rights, accessed November 9, 2008.
  3. Staff and Board, Human Rights USA, accessed November 15, 2008.