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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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

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

Reflexions on the 30th anniversary of the Convention against Torture, Brussels

November 25, 2014  |  Events

Second Edition OMCT Handbook Series

November 23, 2014  |  Reports and Publications

Revision of the EU Action Plan on Human Rights and Democracy: NGO recommendations for EU anti-torture policy

November 19, 2014  |  Statements

Guatemala:  OMCT concludes follow-up mission

November 18, 2014  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Guatemala:  OMCT Begins High-Level Mission to Assess The Implementation of CAT Recommendations

November 10, 2014  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

United States:  Examination of the USA before the UN Committee Against Torture

November 7, 2014  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

Venezuela:  Examination of Venezuela before the Committee against Torture: A key moment to assess the situation in the country and the commitment to combat torture

November 5, 2014  |  Reports and Publications  |  Venezuela

Global Consultation on the Right to Challenge the Lawfulness of Detention before Court

September 1, 2014  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements

Togo:  Committee Against Torture: contribution to the List of Issues Prior to the submission of the periodic report of Togo

August 25, 2014  |  Reports and Publications  |  Togo