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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Venezuela:  41st session of the Human Rights Council - Enhanced ID: Oral statement issued by OMCT and COFAVIC

July 5, 2019  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

Philippines:  41st session of the Human Rights Council : Oral statement on the deteriorating human rights situation in the Philippines

July 1, 2019  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Philippines:  41st session of the Human Rights Council - General Debate: Joint oral statement on the human rights situation in the Philippines

July 1, 2019  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Sudan:  41st session of the Human Rights Council : Oral statement on the Interactive Dialogue on Sudan

July 1, 2019  |  Statements  |  Sudan

41st session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement issued by OMCT, International platform against Impunity and CACIT

July 1, 2019  |  Statements  |  Cameroon, Honduras, Togo

Colombia:   41th session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement issued by Comisión Colombiana de Juristas and OMCT

July 1, 2019  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Burundi:  41st session of the Human Rights Council - Enhanced ID with Commission on Inquiry on Burundi: Oral statement issued by FIACAT with CCPR Centre, OMCT and TRIAL International

July 1, 2019  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Greece:  Joint report to the Committee against Torture ahead of the review of the 7th periodic report

July 1, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Greece

Eritrea:  The UN should ensure continued scrutiny of the human rights situation

June 11, 2019  |  Statements  |  Eritrea

Mexico:  The Latin America Litigators' Group expresses concern about the persistence of torture and threats against those who speak out in Chihuahua (Mexico)

June 5, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

E-Bulletin CAT 66th Session. The countries reviewed were : Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin & United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

May 28, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

Brazil: OMCT mission to monitor the detention of children

May 13, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications

Togo:  new important step forward in the fight against torture

April 30, 2019  |  Statements  |  Togo

Mexico:  must recognise publicly the extent of torture and impunity as a first step to combat it

April 29, 2019  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Guatemala:  Joint Open Letter: A call for action to stop legislative initiatives to amend the National Reconciliation Law and the Law on NGOs for Development

March 22, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala