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...]





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Morocco:  Harcèlement judiciaire à l’encontre de Mme Nazha El Khalidi, journaliste et membre du collectif sahraoui Equipe Media

March 21, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Morocco
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Iran:  Ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Rezvaneh Mohammadi, gender equality defender

The Observatory has been informed by the League for the Defence of Human Rights in Iran (LDDHI) and by Justice for Iran about the ongoing judicial harassment of Ms. Rezvaneh Mohammadi, a graduate of women’s studies who has been promoting gender equality online and participating in gender equality workshops.

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March 20, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iran
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Equatorial Guinea:  Arbitrary detention of Mr. Alfredo Okenve Ndoho, Vice-President of the NGO Centro de Estudios e iniciativas para el Desarrollo (CEID)

The Observatory has been informed by reliable sources about the arbitrary detention of Mr. Alfredo Okenve Ndoho, Vice-President of the NGO Centro de Estudios e iniciativas para el Desarrollo (CEID), who has been particularly active on the need for more transparency in the field of extractive industries’ transparency. 

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March 20, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Equatorial Guinea
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Russian Federation:  Joint Press Release: Human rights defender Oyub Titiev convicted following unfair and absurd judicial process

Oyub Titiev’s trial was a complete travesty of justice, reminiscent of the show trials of the Stalin era. And like back then, the goal was not so much to punish as to humiliate. Precisely for this reason, the authorities depicted and charged Oyub as a junkie - Kadyrov repeatedly referred to Oyub as a ‘drug addict’ - so Oyub would not only lose his freedom but also his honor - which is all-important in Chechen society,” said Gerald Staberock, OMCT Secretary General.

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March 18, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Russian Federation
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Egypt:  Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of LGBTI+ defender Malak Al-Kashif

 

The Observatory considers that Ms. Malak Al-Kashif’s arbitrary detention and ill-treatment is particularly concerning in light of the general climate of discrimination and human rights violations against LGBT+ individuals and defenders of their rights in Egypt and fears that she may be subjected to sexual harassment during her detention because of her gender identity. 

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March 18, 2019  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt
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Statement of the World Organization Against Torture (OMCT) - Item 2: Annual report of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and reports of the Office of the High Commissioner and the Secretary-General

March 20, 2019  |  Statements  |  Colombia, Honduras, Venezuela
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Guatemala: Resolución del Parlamento Europeo constituye enésima muestra de preocupación internacional por crisis de derechos humanos en el país


March 14, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Guatemala
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Mexico: Oral statement delivered by the OMCT - UPR outcome Mexico - HRC40

March 14, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Mexico
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Saudi Arabia: NGOs urge governments to pressure Saudi Arabia to improve rights record following UN review

Following the adoption of Saudi Arabia’s Universal Periodic Review outcome on March 14, MENA Rights Group, Alqst, the Right Livelihood Award Foundation and OMCT called on the international community to maintain pressure on the Saudi government to improve the human rights situation in the country.

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March 14, 2019  |  Statements  |  Saudi Arabia

Burundi: frequent and multiple human rights violations, abusive sentencing of a defender. Declaration at HRC40.

March 12, 2019  |  Statements

Screening of the film: ‘The Long Haul’

March 4, 2019  |  Events

United Nations Human Rights Council 40th session (25 February – 22 March 2019) - Statement delivered by the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT)

February 28, 2019  |  Statements

Mexico: Open letter to President López Obrador: Urgent call to reconsider creation of National Guard

The undersigned organizations, part of the International Observatory on Human Rights in Mexico, express our deep concern about the possible reform of the Mexican constitution to create a National Guard as a new public security body, a measure that would aggravate the militarization of security in Mexico.

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February 21, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

CACIT and OMCT call for urgent adoption of new measures to fight torture in Togo

February 18, 2019  |  Events

Pakistan: Open Call

February 11, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications