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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Honduras:  OMCT condemns the use of lethal force against protesters and urges the withdrawal of the armed forces

June 28, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras

Mexico:  The Latin America Litigators' Group expresses concern about the persistence of torture and threats against those who speak out in Chihuahua (Mexico)

June 5, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Bahrain:  OMCT joins call to commute the death sentences of Ali Al-Arab and Ahmed Al-Malali

May 31, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Bahrain

Mexico:  Open letter to President López Obrador: Urgent call to reconsider creation of National Guard

February 21, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Vacancy Announcement

September 25, 2018  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Links

Greece:  Open Letter: Systematic police violence and illegal deportation of asylum seekers in Evros

September 20, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Greece

Moldova, Republic of:  Denial of adequate medical care of Mr. Serghei Cosovan while in detention

May 18, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Moldova, Republic of

Egypt:  Judicial harrassment of 32 Nubian human rights defenders

March 1, 2018  |   Human Rights Defenders, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Honduras:  La OMCT y la PI condenan el empleo de fuerza y armas de fuego contra la población civil, las detenciones arbitrarias y la privación de libertad en instalaciones militares

December 5, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Mexico:  Mexican Congress Should Reject Law that Would Normalize Role of Armed Forces in Public Security Tasks

November 30, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Bangladesh:   Enforced Disappearance / Fear for the safety: Dr. Mubashar Hasan

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November 13, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

Uzbekistan:  Arbitrary detention of journalist Bobomurod Abdullaev, at risk of torture

October 13, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Uzbekistan

Colombia:  Urgentes garantías de seguridad e investigación ante nuevas amenazas paramilitares

October 13, 2017  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Spain:  OMCT condemns indiscriminate and excessive use of force in Catalonia

October 4, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Spain

Yemen:  Urgent Need for Independent International Inquiry on Yemen

August 29, 2017  |  Statements  |  Yemen