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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Congo, Democratic Republic:  Temporary illegal detention and ill-treatment of two minor brothers on the orders of a FARDC Colonel

April 15, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Guatemala:  OMCT deplores attacks on the independence of the judiciary

April 11, 2014  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Mexico:  OMCT welcomes the release of Andrés López Hernández, Josué López Hernández y Hiber García Villafuerte but urges the authorities to investigate the torture

April 4, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Egypt:  OMCT condemns mass death sentence

March 31, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Cambodia:  Ongoing arbitrary detention of 21 protesters and fear for their safety

March 28, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

China:  Death of Mr Goshul Lobsang following torture suffered in detention_OMCT calls for an immediate investigation

March 27, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Colombia:  25th session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement on Colombia

March 26, 2014  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Côte d'Ivoire:  25ème session du Conseil des droits de l'homme : intervention orale par l'OMCT et le MIDH

March 25, 2014  |  Statements  |  Côte d'Ivoire

China:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under China's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  China

Malaysia:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under Malaysia's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  Malaysia

Mexico:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement delivered under Mexico's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under Mexico's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Bahrain:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Join us for a panel discussion on "Failure to Reform: An Examination of Bahrain's UPR Recommendations", 12th March, 10:00 am in Room XXIV, Palais des Nations

March 11, 2014  |  Events  |  Bahrain

25th session of the Human Rights Council: Statement delivered during the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

March 10, 2014  |  Statements

Equatorial Guinea:  Serious concerns for the safety of Mr Roberto Berardi, an Italian businessman currently detained in the prison of Bata

February 28, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Equatorial Guinea