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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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

Azerbaijan:  Joint Statement: Stop Crackdown on Freedom of Expression

December 6, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Joint Open Letter to EU Authorities - RE: LAW TRAIN project aimed at harmonizing and sharing interrogation techniques between Israel, Belgium and Spain

November 24, 2016  |  Statements  |  Belgium, Israel, Occupied Palestinian Territory , Spain

Kazakhstan:  EU urged to insist on concrete measures to address pressing human rights issues

November 23, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kazakhstan

Sri Lanka:  OMCT & GJC report to CAT: Sri Lankan laws condone torture of women and girls

November 14, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Sri Lanka

Russian Federation:  Call for urgent measures to protect health, life and dignity of prisoner of conscience Ildar Dadin

November 2, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Russian Federation

Venezuela:  No exceptional measure in Venezuela should be upheld at the expense of basic human rights

October 31, 2016  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

Azerbaijan:  Joint Letter: Letter to the Members of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative Board on the Working Conditions of Civil Society in Azerbaijan

October 20, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Togo:  La révision du Code pénal togolais le rend conforme à la Convention contre la Torture

October 3, 2016  |  Statements  |  Togo