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:  Pronunciamiento abierto de organizaciones internacionales de derechos humanos en contra de la adopción de una Ley de Seguridad Interior en México

March 23, 2017  |  Statements  |  Mexico
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HRC 34 - Joint statement of OMCT and the Colombian Coalition Against Torture (CCCT)

March 23, 2017  |  Statements  |  Colombia, Honduras

Togo:  Déclaration conjoint de l’OMCT et CACIT sur l’adoption des recommandations finales de l’Examen Périodique Universel au Togo, 34ème Conseil des droits de l’Homme, 16 mars 2017

March 16, 2017  |  Statements  |  Togo

Venezuela:  Declaración conjunta de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) y COFAVIC en el marco del EPU Venezuela

March 16, 2017  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

Philippines:  The war on drugs – a top priority of OMCT

March 15, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Statement to the 34th session of the Human Rights Council: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment or punishment

March 2, 2017  |  Statements  |  Bangladesh, Mexico, Turkey

Bangladesh:  Joint NGO Alternative Report on Bangladesh to the United Nations Human Rights Committee 119th Session to be held 6-29 March 2017

February 24, 2017  |  Reports and Publications  |  Bangladesh

South Sudan:  UN Human Rights Council must address ongoing human rights violations in South Sudan

February 23, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  South Sudan

Egypt:  A year after Regeni’s death, still no justice or steps to end torture in Egypt

January 25, 2017  |  Statements  |  Egypt

Turkmenistan:  Open Letter: Civil Society request to vote against the CMI Offshore Project in Turkmenistan

January 23, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkmenistan

Joint written statement to the 34th session of the UN Human Rights Council (27 February – 24 March 2017)

January 18, 2017  |  Statements

Azerbaijan:  Rights Groups Demand Justice for journalist Mehman Huseynov Tortured in Azerbaijan

January 13, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Unrest, arrests and killings in DR Congo: Stop EU support for Congolese police

December 22, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

OMCT E-bulletin: 59th session of the Committee Against Torture - November/December 2016

December 19, 2016  |  Reports and Publications

Colombia:  Oidhaco welcomes the progress made towards peace and expresses its deep concern at the risk situation faced by Colombian civil society in this new phase in peacebuilding

December 12, 2016  |  Statements  |  Colombia