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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Mexico:  1 year on OMCT stands in solidarity with victims of Ayotzinapa and their requests for truth and justice

September 28, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Honduras:  30th session of the Human Rights Council: joint oral statement during consideration of UPR outcome

September 25, 2015  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Mexico:  Call for the adoption of a comprehensive Law against Torture as a turning point in the fight against torture

September 24, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  Allegations of disappearance, torture and extrajudicial execution of Mr. Gutiérrez Lopez_fear for safety of relatives

September 16, 2015  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Mexico:  30th session of the Human Rights Council: Joint statement: Mexico must abolish arraigo

September 15, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

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