Human rights defenders

Fighting for respect for human rights is a high-risk activity, and groups and individuals in more than 80 countries who commit themselves to this struggle are often targeted by State authorities and private groups. Human rights defenders are victims of threats, attacks, arrests, arbitrary detentions and acts of torture. Since its creation, OMCT has been a pioneer in the protection of human rights defenders by denouncing the repression to which they are subjected. In 1997, OMCT established the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders in partnership with the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH). This unique collaboration is based on the complementary approaches of the two organisations and makes full and profitable use of their respective NGO networks. In 2007, OMCT established « Defend the defenders », a sponsorship project with Swiss personalities aiming at mobilising public opinion, the only counterweight to the arbitrary power of States. [Read more…]

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Russian Federation:  Arbitrary detention and ongoing judicial harassment against Mr. Yuri Dmitriyev

September 3, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Russian Federation

Mexico:  Desaparición forzada del defensor de derechos humanos Sergio Rivera Hernández en Puebla

August 31, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Iran:  Release on bail of Ms. Zeinab Taheri

August 31, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran

Colombia:  Allanamiento del domicilio y robo de información en contra de Silvia Ojeda, Coordinadora del área de comunicación y asistente de la dirección de la CCJ

August 30, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Open Letter to Presidents of Latin America and the Caribbean about the Escazú Agreement

August 30, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions

Belarus:  Condemnation of trade union leaders, additional blows to freedom of association - Publication of an international trial observation report: Case Belarus v. Henadz Fiadynich and Ihar Komlik

August 30, 2018  |  Reports and Publications  |  Belarus

Sudan:  A shrinking environment for Women Human Rights Defenders

August 30, 2018  |  Statements  |  Sudan

Mexico:  Joint Open Letter to President-Elect López Obrador: To put an end on the criminalisation of human rights defenders must be a priority for the new Mexican government

August 27, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Tajikistan:  Release of journalist Mr. Khayrullo Mirsaidov and ongoing judicial harassment against him

August 24, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Tajikistan

Belarus:  Press Release: Trade Union leaders found guilty of tax evasion after a sham trial

August 24, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Belarus

Honduras:  Comunicado conjunto: Organizaciones denuncian irregularidades en el proceso por el asesinato de Berta Cáceres

August 24, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras

Iran:  Arbitrary arrest and detention of human rights lawyers Ghasem Sholeh-Saadi and Arash Kaykhosravi

August 23, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran

Saudi Arabia:  Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment against Ms. Israa Al-Ghomgham

August 22, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Saudi Arabia

Cambodia:  Continued judicial harassment of Mr. Yi Soksan, Mr. Nay Vanda and Mr. Ny Chakrya

August 22, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

Cambodia:  Release of land rights defender Ms. Tep Vanny following 735 days of detenton

August 22, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia