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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Venezuela:  Consternación ante la desaparición y posterior ejecución de 12 personas en Barlovento por parte del Ejército

December 1, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela

Seria preocupación ante detención y posterior desaparición de 13 personas en Acevedo, región de Barlovento, estado Miranda

November 4, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions

Mexico:  Two years on, OMCT demands urgent action to guarantee the right to truth

September 26, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Joint letter calling on the European Union to take action in response to the lack of concrete outcomes in locating the 43 students of Ayotzinapa two years after their disappearance.

September 21, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Switzerland:  Authorities should not authorize extradition of Ms. Nekane Txapartegi to Spain

August 12, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Switzerland

Mexico:  Effective follow-up mechanism and investigation into torture allegations priority objectives in Ayotzinapa case

June 8, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Burundi : Les représentants de la société civile appellent le Burundi à collaborer avec le Comité contre la Torture des Nations Unies et à soumettre son rapport spécial dans les meilleurs délais.

June 7, 2016  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements

Moldova, Republic of:  Ill-treatment and denial of adequate medical care for Mr. Oleksandr Lypovchenko

May 30, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Moldova, Republic of

Venezuela:  Declaration of State of Emergency: Sweeping powers can open floodgates to human rights abuse

May 20, 2016  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

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