Monitoring protection mechanisms

International and regional conventional and non-conventional human rights mechanisms monitor States’ international commitments. OMCT activity to that respect aims at facilitating access of victims and local NGOs to the mechanisms and provides them with legal and practical support. OMCT submits alternative information (statements, reports, follow-up notes and oral briefings) and individual complaints to United Nations protection mechanisms and to the American, African and European ones. In the framework of the follow-up process, OMCT pays a particular attention to the effective implementation by the States of the recommendations adopted by the United Nations Treaty Bodies (UNTB). On those activities, OMCT works in close partnership with members of its SOS Torture Network and other reliable field partners. [Read more …]

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United States:  Guantánamo – Eleven Steps to Accountability

March 17, 2014  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

Greece:  UN Committee Against Torture : Contribution to the List of Issues Prior to the submission of the periodic report of Greece

February 24, 2014  |  Reports and Publications  |  Greece

Venezuela:  UN Committee Against Torture (CAT): Contribution to the List of Issues of the Periodic Report of Venezuela

February 18, 2014  |  Reports and Publications  |  Venezuela

Burkina Faso:  Media Empowerment Against Torture

January 17, 2014  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Reports and Publications  |  Burkina Faso

OMCT E-bulletin : 51st session of the Committee against Torture - November 2013

December 3, 2013  |  Reports and Publications  |  Andorra, Belgium, Burkina Faso, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Mozambique, Poland, Portugal, Uzbekistan

Launch of 10 Days of Activism Against Torture and Ill-treatment

November 30, 2013  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements

Kenya:  Torture reforms must tackle implementation gap and end impunity

October 7, 2013  |  Statements  |  Kenya

Kenya:  High-Level Mission To Assess The Implementation of UN Anti-Torture Recommendations

October 1, 2013  |  Statements  |  Kenya

Treaty Body Strengthening: Joint NGO Open Letter to Member States of the UNGA

September 12, 2013  |  Statements

Togo:  ACAT-Togo, CACIT and OMCT assess the level of implementation of the recommendations formulated by the CAT

August 23, 2013  |  Statements  |  Togo

Chile:  Need to intensify efforts for the prevention, investigation and fight against torture

August 12, 2013  |  Statements  |  Chile

UN General Assembly must act to strengthen treaty body system

August 7, 2013  |  Statements

Indonesia:  The Working Group on the Advocacy Against Torture (WGAT), in consultation with OMCT, submitted an alternative report to the Human Rights Committee

July 26, 2013  |  Reports and Publications  |  Indonesia

OMCT E-bulletin n°4 : 50th session of the Committee against Torture - May 2013

July 22, 2013  |  Reports and Publications  |  Bolivia, Estonia, Guatemala, Japan, Kenya, Mauritania, Netherlands, United Kingdom

Congo, Democratic Republic:  55th session of the CEDAW: Report on violence against women in North and South

July 10, 2013  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Congo, Democratic Republic