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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United Nations to prioritize responsibility over sexual violence of children of international troops over prosecution of those informing prosecutors

May 1, 2015  |   Rights of the Child  |  Statements
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Colombia:  Torture in Colombia: an ignored reality

April 30, 2015  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Colombia
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Macedonia:  Joint Shadow Report to the Committee against Torture

April 27, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Macedonia
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Uruguay:  OMCT high-level mission calls for swift implementation of CAT recommendations

At the conclusion of a high level mission in Uruguay the OMCT calls for the new government to prioritize juvenile justice reforms to prevent torture. 

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April 27, 2015  |   Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Uruguay

Azerbaijan:  Repression escalates in run-up to European Games - International Fact-Finding Mission Report

Repression of Azeri civil society, NGOs and journalists has escalated significantly as the date of the Baku European Games approaches, says the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in a report published today. The report documents the repression of eight emblematic human rights defenders who have been arbitrarily detained, and details the series of legislative amendments recently adopted to silence independent voices.

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April 21, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Reports and Publications  |  Azerbaijan

Uzbekistan:  New charges against Mr. Azamjon Formonov 15 days before his release from prison, after 9 years of arbitrary detention

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the transfer of Mr. Azamjon Formonov, former Chairman of the Syrdarya regional branch of the Human Rights Society of Uzbekistan (HRSU), from his prison cell to a pre-trial isolation facility, 15 days before his release from prison. Mr. Formonov has been arbitrarily detained for 9 years at the U/Ya 64/71 Special Regime Colony in Jaslyk (Republic of Karalpak), one of the worst prison in Uzbekistan, known as a “death zone” because of its severe climate and extremely tough detention conditions.

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April 20, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Uzbekistan

Mexico:  Conclusions of the Third Seminar of Civil Society in the frame of the Fifth High Level Human Rights Dialogue between Mexico and the EU

April 16, 2015  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Bangladesh:  Global anti-torture movement alarmed over possible licence to torture

OMCT and Odhikar call on the government of Bangladesh to reject proposals to amend the country’s Torture and Custodial Death Prohibition and Prevention Act 2013. The proposed amendments would have the effect of condoning systematic practice of torture and immunizing from any responsibility.

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March 29, 2015  |  Statements  |  Bangladesh
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United Nations to prioritize responsibility over sexual violence of children of international troops over prosecution of those informing prosecutors

May 1, 2015  |   Rights of the Child  |  Statements
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Iran: Continued harassment of trade-unionists ahead of International Labour Day

Paris-Geneva, April 30, 2015 - On the eve of the International Labour Day 2015, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (FIDH-OMCT) and the Iranian League for the Defence of Human Rights (LDDHI) deplore the ongoing harassment of trade-unionists in Iran.

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April 30, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Iran
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Intervention to the 56th session of the African Commission for Human and Peoples' Rights

April 30, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Algeria, Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Congo, Democratic Republic, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Mauritania, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Uganda
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Examination of the Republic of Macedonia before the UN Committee against Torture

April 30, 2015  |  Events
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Venezuela: Ongoing harassment and threats against Mr. Victor Martinez

April 30, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela
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Thailand: Free Somyot, expedite his appeal trial

Thailand’s Supreme Court must immediately release on bail human rights defender Somyot Phrueksakasemsuk and expedite his appeal trial, the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, an FIDH-OMCT joint programme, said today.

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April 30, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Thailand
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Statement delivered before the Committee against Torture at the annual meeting with NGOs on 24 April 2015

April 30, 2015  |  Statements
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Colombia: Torture in Colombia: an ignored reality

April 30, 2015  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Colombia