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Mexico:  Intimidation acts against Monsignor José Raúl Vera López

July 16, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico
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Russian Federation:  On the tenth anniversary of Natalia Estemirova’s murder, human rights groups call for justice long overdue


On the tenth anniversary of the murder of Natalia Estemirova, Chechnya’s most prominent human rights defender, ten international and three Russian human rights groups call on the Russian authorities to finally fulfil their obligation to conduct a thorough, impartial and effective investigation into her killing, bring the perpetrators to justice in fair trials before ordinary civilian courts and end impunity for human rights violations in Chechnya.

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July 15, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Russian Federation
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Colombia:  Continuos hechos de intimidación y amenazas recientes contra integrantes de la Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz

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July 12, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia
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Mexico:  Campaña de ataques contra organizaciones defensoras de la tierra y el territorio en Chilón (Chiapas)

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July 11, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico
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India:  Ongoing harassment against the Lawyers Collective and its co-founders Mr. Anand Grover and Ms. Indira Jaising

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the ongoing harassment against the Indian NGO Lawyers Collective and its co-founders and lawyers Mr. Anand Grover and Ms. Indira Jaising. Lawyers Collective is a prominent public interest service provider in India with an established record of setting high standards in human rights advocacy, legal aid and litigation.

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July 11, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India
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Venezuela: 41st session of the Human Rights Council - Enhanced ID: Oral statement issued by OMCT and COFAVIC

OMCT and COFAVIC welcome the report on the human rights situation in Venezuela, as well as the recent visit of the High Commissioner.

OMCT and COFAVIC express deep concern about the ongoing and ever-deteriorating human rights crisis of in Venezuela. Our organisations keep documenting a sustained increase in extrajudicial executions, torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment and arbitrary detentions in the country.


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July 5, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

Niger:

July 2, 2019  |  Links  |  Niger

Philippines: 41st session of the Human Rights Council : Oral statement on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines

July 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Philippines: 41st session of the Human Rights Council - General Debate: Joint oral statement on the human rights situation in the Philippines

July 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Sudan: 41st session of the Human Rights Council : Oral statement on the Interactive Dialogue on Sudan

July 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Sudan

41st session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement issued by OMCT, International platform against Impunity and CACIT

July 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Cameroon, Honduras, Togo

Colombia: 41th session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement issued by Comisión Colombiana de Juristas and OMCT

July 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Burundi: 41st session of the Human Rights Council - Enhanced ID with Commission on Inquiry on Burundi: Oral statement issued by FIACAT with CCPR Centre, OMCT and TRIAL International

July 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Greece: Joint report to the Committee against Torture ahead of the review of the 7th periodic report

July 1, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  Greece

Honduras: OMCT condemns the use of lethal force against protesters and urges the withdrawal of the armed forces

June 28, 2019  |   Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras