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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Colombia:  La aplicación correcta de la justicia en el caso de las quince personas detenidas por los atentados en Bogotá

July 10, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Mexico:  Carta abierta: A un mes de los hechos ocurridos en Tlapa de Comonfort, Guerrero, la OMCT insta a una apuesta firme por el diálogo y a la realización de investigaciones eficaces

July 8, 2015  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Mexico:  Necesario reconocer las dimensiones reales de la tortura en México para instrumentar políticas públicas y erradicar esta terrible práctica

July 1, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Confirmation of Erwin Sperisen’s conviction: a victory for the fight against impunity

May 13, 2015  |  Statements  |  Guatemala, Switzerland

Mexico:  Carta abierta: Preocupación frente al retroceso de la política exterior mexicana en materia de derechos humanos

March 31, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Colombia and Guatemala: 28th session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement

March 25, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia, Guatemala

28th session of the Human Rights Council: Statement delivered during the interactive dialogue with Special Rapporteur on Torture

March 11, 2015  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico, Tunisia

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