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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Syrian Arab Republic:  Joint Statement: Rights groups condemn execution of human rights defender and software engineer Bassel Khartabil

August 2, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Syrian Arab Republic

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Release immediately Mr. Eugène DIOMI NDONGALA

July 12, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Venezuela:  La OMCT condena el uso excesivo de la fuerza, las detenciones arbitrarias y la aplicación de la jurisdicción militar a manifestantes

May 19, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela

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

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

Spain:   Preocupación por estado de salud-riesgo para la vida e integridad física y psicológica del Sr. Ibon Iparragirre Burgoa

April 21, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Spain

Venezuela:  Seria preocupación por seguridad e integridad personal de los Sres. García Bustillos y Salcedo Acevedo

April 8, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela

Switzerland:  Authorities should not turn a blind eye to torture evidence on Basque case

March 24, 2017  |  Statements  |  Switzerland

Mexico:  Llamado a la adopción pronta de una Ley General Contra la Tortura que cumpla con los estándares internacionales

March 9, 2017  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Azerbaijan:  Azerbaijan: Crackdown on Free Expression Accelerates With Conviction of Prominent Blogger

March 6, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

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