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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Mexico:  Ley General contra la tortura en México: En la recta final para su adopción, el proyecto de ley contiene disposiciones problemáticas

January 25, 2016  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Internship announcement: Global CAT Civil Society Programme

January 5, 2016  |  Links

OMCT E-bulletin: 56th session of the Committee against Torture - November/December 2015

December 17, 2015  |  Reports and Publications

Burundi:  Side Event Human Rights Council: "Escalation of violence in Burundi: Human rights defenders voices from the ground"

December 16, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Events  |  Burundi

Tunisia:  Three Years for Homosexuality: 6 Students Subjected to Anal Examinations

December 16, 2015  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Tunisia

Colombia:  Victims of torture in Colombia are yet to be recognised and repaired

November 18, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Colombia:  Preliminary findings of the mission: Victims of torture in Colombia are yet to be recognised and repaired

November 18, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Colombia

Azerbaijan:  UN Committee against Torture to intervene to stop torture and save lives of anti-torture activists

November 10, 2015  |  Statements  |  Azerbaijan

Burundi:  Joint Open Letter: NGOs Call for a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council

November 9, 2015  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Azerbaijan:  Joint Shadow Report to the Committee against Torture

October 27, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Azerbaijan

Venezuela:  Conclusions after the follow-up mission to Venezuela: "Some positive steps have been taken but some hurdles remain impeding effective progress in the prevention and punishment of torture in the country"

October 19, 2015  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

Kazakhstan:  Human rights groups and former UN Special Rapporteur meet authorities in Astana and urge to end torture

October 15, 2015  |  Statements  |  Kazakhstan

Mexico:  Mexico condemned for torture in a historical United Nations decision: A great victory for victims

October 9, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  Press conference: "Mexico condemned for torture in a historical United Nations decision" - October 9, Mexico D.F.

October 9, 2015  |  Events  |  Mexico

Congo, Democratic Republic:  HRC30: Joint oral statement during the 30th session of the UN Human Rights Council

September 29, 2015  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic