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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Review of Burundi by the Committee Against Torture: Civil society condemns a human rights crisis

July 26, 2016  |  Statements
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Honduras:  Honduras bajo la lupa del Comité contra la Tortura de las Naciones Unidas

July 25, 2016  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Turkey:  No opening of floodgates for torture and arbitrary detention!

July 21, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey

Cambodia:  UN Human Rights Council puts Cambodia on notice

July 5, 2016  |  Statements  |  Cambodia

Côte d'Ivoire:  Contribution à la Liste des Points à traiter pour la soumission du rapport initial de la Côte d’Ivoire devant le Comité contre la torture

June 28, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Côte d'Ivoire

Spain:  Torture should stop being a taboo

June 23, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Spain

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

June 21, 2016  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Joint Statement prior to the 4th EU-Mexico Civil Society Seminar

June 17, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Mexico:  Effective follow-up mechanism and investigation into torture allegations priority objectives in Ayotzinapa case

June 8, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Burundi : Les représentants de la société civile appellent le Burundi à collaborer avec le Comité contre la Torture des Nations Unies et à soumettre son rapport spécial dans les meilleurs délais.

June 7, 2016  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements

OMCT E-bulletin 57th session

May 23, 2016  |  Reports and Publications

Philippines:  United Nations experts express concern over torture of children in secret detention facilities and lowering age of criminal responsibility

May 18, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Burundi:  Rapport sur les violations graves des droits de l'Homme observées au Burundi

May 3, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Burundi

Israel:  NGO report to UN experts says still no prosecution of torturers in Israel; blames « necessity defence » provision

May 2, 2016  |  Statements  |  Israel

Mexico:  Grupo de expertos de la ONU califica de ilegales y arbitrarias las detenciones de cinco personas defensoras de derechos humanos: México utiliza la detención arbitraria de personas defensoras para inhibir la defensa de los DH

April 20, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico