World Organisation Against Torture

Created in 1985, the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) is today the main coalition of international non-governmental organisations (NGO) fighting against torture, summary executions, enforced disappearances and all other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment. With 311 affiliated organisations in its SOS-Torture Network and many tens of thousands correspondents in every country, OMCT is the most important network of non-governmental organisations working for the protection and the promotion of human rights in the world. [Read more …]

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O., homosexuel du Nigéria, lutte pour obtenir protection en Suisse

April 14, 2014  |   Assistance to victims  |  Statements  |  Nigeria, Switzerland

Guatemala:  OMCT deplores attacks on the independence of the judiciary

April 11, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Tunisia:  L’OMCT salue la condamnation pour viol des agresseurs de Meriem mais appelle à une meilleure protection des victimes

April 2, 2014  |  Statements  |  Tunisia

Colombia:  25th session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement on Colombia

March 26, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Côte d'Ivoire:  25ème session du Conseil des droits de l'homme : intervention orale par l'OMCT et le MIDH

March 25, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Côte d'Ivoire

China:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under China's UPR

March 20, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  China

Malaysia:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under Malaysia's UPR

March 20, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Malaysia

Mexico:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement delivered under Mexico's UPR

March 20, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico
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Bangladesh: Abduction of Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique, the husband of Ms. Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyer’s Association (BELA)

The Observatory has been informed with great concern about the abduction of Mr. Abu Bakar Siddique, the husband of Ms. Syeda Rizwana Hasan, Executive Director of the Bangladesh Environmental Lawyer’s Association (BELA).

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April 17, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh
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Haiti: Death threats against Mr. Pierre Espérance, Executive Director of RNDDH

April 15, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Haiti
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Congo, Democratic Republic: Temporary illegal detention and ill-treatment of two minor brothers on the orders of a FARDC Colonel

April 15, 2014  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic
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Malaysia: Dismissal of the motion filed by Ms. Lena Hendry to strike out the charges against her

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the dismissal of the motion filed by Ms. Lena Hendry, Programme Coordinator of the human rights NGO Pusat KOMAS, to strike out the charges that were filed against her under the Film Censorship Act 2002 in relation to the organisation of a private screening of the documentary film called “No Fire Zone, the Killing Fields of Sri Lanka”.

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April 14, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Malaysia
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Turkey: Muharrem Erbey released after 1’570 days in pre-trial detention

1’570 days after Muharrem Erbey's arrest, FIDH and OMCT, within the framework of the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, welcome his provisional release, but remain gravely concerned about the prominent human rights lawyer's continued judicial harassment over terrorism charges that clearly aim at repressing legitimate human rights activities.

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April 14, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey
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O., homosexuel du Nigéria, lutte pour obtenir protection en Suisse

April 14, 2014  |   Assistance to victims  |  Statements  |  Nigeria, Switzerland

Swaziland: New arrest of Mr. Thulani Rudolf Maseko and Mr. Bheki Makhubu

The Observatory has been informed about the new arrest of Mr. Thulani Rudolf Maseko, a prominent Swazi human rights lawyer, senior member of Lawyers for Human Rights Swaziland and the Southern Africa Human Rights Defenders Network, as well as of Mr. Bheki Makhubu, a columnist and Editor-in-Chief of The Nation, considered as the sole independent newspaper of the country.

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April 11, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Swaziland

Iran: Judicial harassment of Mr. Hadi Esmaeilzadeh

The Observatory has been informed by the Defenders of Human Rights Centre (DHRC) about the judicial harassment of Mr. Hadi Esmaeilzadeh, an Iranian human rights lawyer and member of the DHRC.

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April 11, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran