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 : 52nd session of the Committee against Torture - May 2014

June 5, 2014  |  Reports and Publications

Submission by the OMCT to the Committee Against Torture regarding a new General Comment on Article 3 of the CAT

May 30, 2014  |  Statements

Vatican (Holy See):  UN Committee Against Torture criticises Holy See over child sexual abuse

May 23, 2014  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Vatican (Holy See)

Vatican (Holy See):  Holy See to be reviewed by UN Committee Against Torture

May 2, 2014  |  Statements  |  Vatican (Holy See)

‘OMCT launches global initiative to mobilize civil society on implementing universal anti-torture standards’

April 30, 2014  |  Statements

Uruguay:  OMCT, its member organisation in Uruguay IELSUR, and the Committee on the Rights of the Child of Uruguay submitted a joint alternative report to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT)

April 29, 2014  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uruguay

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

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