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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OMCT E-bulletin 57th session

May 23, 2016  |  Reports and Publications

Philippines:  United Nations experts express concern over torture of children in secret detention facilities and lowering age of criminal responsibility

May 18, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Burundi:  Rapport sur les violations graves des droits de l'Homme observées au Burundi

May 3, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Burundi

Israel:  NGO report to UN experts says still no prosecution of torturers in Israel; blames « necessity defence » provision

May 2, 2016  |  Statements  |  Israel

Mexico:  Grupo de expertos de la ONU califica de ilegales y arbitrarias las detenciones de cinco personas defensoras de derechos humanos: México utiliza la detención arbitraria de personas defensoras para inhibir la defensa de los DH

April 20, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Israel:  Joint Alternative Report to the Committee against Torture

April 20, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Israel

Tunisia:  Submission of Joint Alternative Report to the UN Committee against Torture

April 19, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Tunisia

Joint Alternative Report on Israel to the Committee against Torture

April 13, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Israel, Palestinian Territory Occupied

European Union (EU):  HRDN Statement: Human rights should underpin the new EU Global Strategy

April 7, 2016  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU)

Tajikistan:  Torture, ill-treatment and ongoing impunity

March 29, 2016  |  Statements  |  Tajikistan

Colombia:  HRC 31: Joint oral statement of OMCT, the Colombian Coalition Against Torture and ACAT France

March 23, 2016  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Mexico:  Open letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto: Concerns over smear campaign against victims and defenders

March 17, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Nepal:  HRC 31 - Statement - Universal Periodic Review

March 16, 2016  |  Statements  |  Nepal

European Union (EU):  Counter-terrorism: The EU and its Member States must respect and protect human rights and the rule of law

March 10, 2016  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU)

HRC 31 - Statement - Interactive Dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

March 8, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements