Congo Lucha wins the 2019 OMCT Prize at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH)

Congo Lucha,
a documentary on a youth group promoting democracy and human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo directed by Marlène Rabaud, received the 2019 OMCT prize at the Geneva International Film Festival and Forum on Human Rights (FIFDH).
In the words of Gerald Staberock, OMCT Secretary General, “Marlène Rabaud shows that hope is alive, even in the DRC, even in the Kivus – and that things can change.” [Read more...]





Human Rights Defenders news

New 

Peru:  No a la criminalización de defensores territoriales por protestar contra proyecto minero Las Bambas - Nota preliminar sobre el proceso penal

read more ...

May 20, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Reports and Publications  |  Peru
New 

India:  New acts of harassment against Ms. Indira Jaising, Mr. Anand Grover and the Lawyers Collective

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about new acts of harassment against Ms. Indira Jaising and Mr. Anand Grover, human rights lawyers and founders of the Indian NGO Lawyers Collective. Both Ms. Jaising and Mr. Grover are internationally renowned human right professionals who have a long history of engaging with the United Nations (UN) system.

read more ...

May 16, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India
New 

Max Bokayev: In Kazakhstan, peacefully defending land rights earns a ticket to a penal colony

May 16, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements
New 

Saudi Arabia:  One year on, crackdown on defenders of women’s rights continues

Today marks one year since the beginning of a crackdown on women’s rights defenders in Saudi Arabia.  Dozens of women and men have been arbitrarily arrested, detained and still face judicial harassment for their defence of women’s rights, including the right to drive, to set up human rights associations or to be freed from the male guardianship system. The Observatory (FIDH-OMCT) calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all human rights defenders, as well for the end of any act of harassment against women’s rights defenders in Saudi Arabia.

read more ...

May 15, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Saudi Arabia
New 

Colombia:  International statement condemning attacks and threats against Afro-Colombian and indigenous leaders

The European organisations and networks who have signed this statement reject the murder attempt against leaders from Afro-Colombian collectives from the Cauca department ACONC, PCN and ASOM and threats against the indigenous women’s organisation Wayúu Women’s Strength (Fuerza de Mujeres Wayúu), from the Guajira department. 

read more ...

May 14, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia
  RSS

News on Torture

Subscribe






loading form   loading ...

Brazil: OMCT mission to monitor the detention of children

May 13, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications

Job Offer: Finance Officer (70-100%)

May 10, 2019  |  Links

Treaty body strengthening

May 9, 2019  |  Statements

Togo: new important step forward in the fight against torture

April 30, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Togo

Mexico: must recognise publicly the extent of torture and impunity as a first step to combat it

April 29, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico: torture epidemic at the hands of the State must stop, say more than 120 human rights organizations

April 24, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

Congo, Democratic Republic: Torture in the Democratic Republic of Congo: An open secret?

April 24, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Mexico: Over 120 organisations and networks submit report to the Committee against Torture: "torture is epidemic"

April 23, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Mexico

Assisting the survivors of torture 2007-2018


April 11, 2019  |   Assistance to victims  |  Reports and Publications

En Tunisie, la justice transitionnelle est en panne. C’est ce que dénoncent 28 organisations de la société civile lors de la Journée des Martyrs

April 9, 2019  |   Assistance to victims  |  Statements