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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Azerbaijan:  Time for Justice for Ilgar Mammadov - The Council of Europe’s Legitimacy at Stake over Azerbaijan’s Persistent Non-compliance with European Court Judgment

May 22, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Mexico:  Llamado a la pronta publicación e implementación de la Ley General para Prevenir, Investigar y Sancionar la Tortura y Otros Malos Tratos

May 4, 2017  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  NGOs urge Senate to approve Law against Torture this week

April 25, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Joint Letter to Ms. Mogherini and Mr. Tusk regarding extension of Turkey’s state of emergency in a context of grave human rights violations

April 20, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  European Union (EU), Turkey

Azerbaijan:  Open Letter: Call for an external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of PACE's code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan

April 20, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Bahrain:  Time to Address Systematic Torture - Open Letter to the CAT

April 20, 2017  |  Statements  |  Bahrain

Joint NGO submission regarding the Revised General Comment no. 1 (2017) on the non-refoulement prohibition

April 3, 2017  |  Reports and Publications

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

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