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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Colombia:  United Nations Committee against Torture reaffirms its concern for torture in Colombia

May 22, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Guatemala:  Erwin Sperisen’s trial on appeal to be held from 4 to 8 May 2015 in Geneva: NGOs hope that the fight against impunity will come out strengthened

May 1, 2015  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Colombia:  Torture in Colombia: an ignored reality

April 30, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

La OMCT y la CCCT presentan informe alterno al Comité contra la Tortura

April 28, 2015  |  Reports and Publications

Macedonia:  Joint Shadow Report to the Committee against Torture

April 27, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Macedonia

Conclusions of the Third Seminar of Civil Society in the frame of the Fifth High Level Human Rights Dialogue between Mexico and the EU

April 16, 2015  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

The second edition of the OMCT Handbook Series on torture remedies was presented in Washington, D.C., with eminent experts of the Inter-American Human Rights System

March 24, 2015  |  Statements

Presentation of the New edition of the Handbooks on torture remedies in Washington, D.C. in the framework of the 154th period of sessions of the IACHR

March 12, 2015  |  Events

Mexico:  The Concluding Observations of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances Should Constitute a Roadmap to Full Observance of the Convention

February 18, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Guatemala:  UDEFEGUA and OMCT submit information to the Committee against Torture ahead of the adoption of the LOIPR

February 9, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Guatemala

Mexico:  "Enforced disappearances in Mexico: An appalling reality"

February 4, 2015  |  Events  |  Mexico

OMCT E-bulletin : 53rd session of the Committee against Torture - November 2014

December 11, 2014  |  Reports and Publications

Togo:  OMCT, CACIT and ACAT-Togo assess the level of implementation of the recommendations formulated by the UN Committee Against Torture

November 25, 2014  |  Statements  |  Togo

European Union (EU):  Reflexions on the 30th anniversary of the Convention against Torture, Brussels

November 25, 2014  |  Events  |  European Union (EU)

Second Edition OMCT Handbook Series

November 23, 2014  |  Reports and Publications