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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Brazil:  Global anti-torture movement recognizing truth commissions report and calls for reparation of victims

December 12, 2014  |  Statements  |  Brazil

Mexico:  Serious concerns after deadly crackdown in Iguala, Guerrero, and the disappearance of 46 students of Ayotzinapa

September 30, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Cambodia:  27th Session of the Human Rights Council

September 25, 2014  |   Human Rights Defenders, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Cambodia

Côte d'Ivoire:  27th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under Côte d'Ivoire's UPR

September 19, 2014  |  Statements  |  Côte d'Ivoire

Colombia:  OMCT: Concerns regarding new threats against Jahel Quiroga and more than 80 other human rights defenders on "National Human Rights Day"

September 10, 2014  |  Statements  |  Colombia

OMCT Newsletter - June 2014 International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

July 7, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements

26 June 2014: Global anti-torture coalition: Torture victims need to be given their rights with real remedies

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements

Colombia:  26 de Junio de 2014: En Colombia la Tortura existe y tiene muchos nombres

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Mexico:  26 de junio de 2014: La tortura en México sigue siendo una constante y las víctimas merecen justicia

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Côte d'Ivoire:  26 juin 2014: Les victimes de torture doivent obtenir justice et réparation

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Côte d'Ivoire

Togo:  26 juin 2014: le CACIT, l’ACAT-Togo et l’OMCT appellent le Togo à criminaliser la torture, lutter contre l’impunité et protéger les victimes de torture

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Togo

Pakistan:  26 June 2014: Pakistan: Time for real efforts to eradicate torture and implement the Convention Against Torture

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Pakistan

Bangladesh:  26 June 2014: Bangladesh: UN Day for victims of torture - an urgent call to end impunity

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Bangladesh

Côte d'Ivoire:  26ème session du Conseil des droits de l'homme : intervention orale par l'OMCT et le MIDH

June 25, 2014  |  Statements  |  Côte d'Ivoire

Mexico:  26th session of the Human Rights Council: Statement delivered during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

June 13, 2014  |  Statements  |  Mexico