Carin Benninger-Budel

World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)


Carin Benninger-Budel is a human rights lawyer from the Netherlands and has been working at the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), based in Geneva, Switzerland, since 1996.

She has been the program manager of OMCT’s Violence Against Women Programme for the past four years. Her work involves laying out strategies for future action, researching the phenomenon of violence against women around the world, and writing alternative country reports for the UN treaty-monitoring bodies. She first became interested in human rights law during her studies and internships at the United Nations where she studied indigenous women.

Featured Work

NOV 5, 2003 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 2 No. 10 (Fall 2003): Violence Against Women: Articles: Expanding the Definition of Torture

It is high time, Carin Benninger-Budel and Lucinda O'Hanlon argue, for the UN Committee against Torture to address violence against women in its work.