Urgent campaigns

“Urgent Campaigns” has been one of OMCT’s principal activities since its founding. Its objective is to respond as quickly as possible to reports of grave human rights violations, in particular torture and ill-treatment, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, received from members of the SOS-Torture Network and other partner organisations. By monitoring situations and anticipating events, “Urgent Campaigns” seeks to protect victims from further abuse, as well as to pressure governments to respect international human rights norms and prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the violations. [Read more…]

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Bangladesh:  Senior journalist Shafik Rehman detained as Government repression of journalists grows

April 19, 2016  |  Statements  |  Bangladesh

Mexico:  Open letter to the Mexican Senate: NGOs call for a General Law against Torture that meets international standards

April 6, 2016  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  Open letter to President Enrique Peña Nieto: Concerns over smear campaign against victims and defenders

March 17, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Nicaragua:  Concerns about the security and personal integrity of Mr. Carlos Bonilla and Ms. María Gabriela García

March 4, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

Mexico:  OMCT calls upon Mexican authorities to investigate allegations of torture and incommunicado detention against Mr. Marlín Manuel López Lizcano

March 4, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Colombia:  Caso Claudia Duque: Un precedente mundial por la búsqueda de justicia

March 1, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Colombia

FIFDH to open debate on human rights amid "climate change"

February 24, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Events

Mexico:  1 year on OMCT stands in solidarity with victims of Ayotzinapa and their requests for truth and justice

September 28, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Honduras:  30th session of the Human Rights Council: joint oral statement during consideration of UPR outcome

September 25, 2015  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Mexico:  Call for the adoption of a comprehensive Law against Torture as a turning point in the fight against torture

September 24, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  Allegations of disappearance, torture and extrajudicial execution of Mr. Gutiérrez Lopez_fear for safety of relatives

September 16, 2015  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Mexico:  30th session of the Human Rights Council: Joint statement: Mexico must abolish arraigo

September 15, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Colombia:  La aplicación correcta de la justicia en el caso de las quince personas detenidas por los atentados en Bogotá

July 10, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Mexico:  Carta abierta: A un mes de los hechos ocurridos en Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, la OMCT insta a una apuesta firme por el diálogo y a la realización de investigaciones eficaces

July 8, 2015  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Mexico:  Necesario reconocer las dimensiones reales de la tortura en México para instrumentar políticas públicas y erradicar esta terrible práctica

July 1, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico