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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Kazakhstan:  EU urged to insist on concrete measures to address pressing human rights issues

November 23, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kazakhstan

Sri Lanka:  OMCT & GJC report to CAT: Sri Lankan laws condone torture of women and girls

November 14, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Sri Lanka

Russian Federation:  Call for urgent measures to protect health, life and dignity of prisoner of conscience Ildar Dadin

November 2, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Russian Federation

Venezuela:  No exceptional measure in Venezuela should be upheld at the expense of basic human rights

October 31, 2016  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

Azerbaijan:  Joint Letter: Letter to the Members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board on the Working Conditions of Civil Society in Azerbaijan

October 20, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Togo:  La révision du Code pénal togolais le rend conforme à la Convention contre la Torture

October 3, 2016  |  Statements  |  Togo

Togo:  Le CACIT et l'OMCT saluent la révision du nouveau code pénal

October 3, 2016  |  Statements  |  Togo

Mexico:  Two years on, OMCT demands urgent action to guarantee the right to truth

September 26, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

HRC 33 - Joint NGO Oral Statement on gender parity in international human rights bodies

September 26, 2016  |  Statements

Tunisia:  Rapport des parties prenantes soumis à l'Examen Périodique Universel de la TUNISIE 3ème cycle MAI 2017

September 22, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Tunisia

Joint letter calling on the European Union to take action in response to the lack of concrete outcomes in locating the 43 students of Ayotzinapa two years after their disappearance.

September 21, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Mexico:  Side event "Defending human rights in Mexico, a high-risk activity" (Palais des Nations, Thursday 22 September, Room XXIV, 11am-12pm)

September 21, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Events  |  Mexico

Economic, Social and Cultural Causes of the Death Penalty and Torture in Pakistan

September 13, 2016  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications

Cambodia:  Call on the Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution addressing Cambodia's gravely deteriorating human rights situation

August 19, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Cambodia

Azerbaijan:  Sport For Rights: Joint Statement: Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

August 18, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan