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Burundi:  Annulation de la condamnation et poursuite du harcèlement judiciaire à l’encontre de M. Germain Rukuki

August 5, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Burundi

Afghanistan:  Killing of Mr. Asmatullah Salaam, director of the civil society organisation Zhowand

August 4, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Afghanistan

Zimbabwe:  Arbitrary arrest of Tsitsi Dangarembga: a worrying turn in the systematic repression of civil society in Zimbabwe

August 3, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Zimbabwe

Morocco:  Le journaliste Rabie Al-Ablak libéré après plus de 1 000 jours en détention

July 31, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Morocco

Costa Rica:  Agresiones y amenazas, incluidas amenazas de muerte, contra los defensores indígenas José Enrique Ortiz y Pablo Sibar

July 31, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Costa Rica

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Chile: Measures aiming to protect persons deprived of liberty must benefit Mapuche prisoners without discrimination

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July 24, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Chile

Bolivia: Negligencias en la protección de los presos ante la covid-19 pone en riesgo sus vidas y las de toda la población

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July 23, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Bolivia

Bahrain: Letter to the King of Bahrain on the Cases of Ramadan and Moosa

Your Majesty,

We, the undersigned organizations, urge you to commute the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa, who have exhausted all legal remedies available to them after the Court of Cassation upheld their death sentences on July 13, 2020. Our organizations oppose the death penalty in all cases, regardless of who is accused, their crime, their guilt or innocence, or the method of execution. However, the cases of Ramadan and Moosa raise additional concerns given the serious fair trial violations they experienced and their credible torture allegations. 

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July 23, 2020  |  Statements  |  Bahrain

Cambodia: Civil society organisations urge 13 countries to join EU in its call for the respect of human rights in Cambodia

July 21, 2020  |  Statements  |  Cambodia

Sudan: (Post)-Covid19 era in Sudan: The urgency to unravel the torture and inhuman treatments system one year after the Transition

July 16, 2020  |  Reports and Publications  |  Sudan

Alertan a la Unión Europea sobre graves crisis de derechos humanos en México

July 13, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Two New Joint NGO Submissions in the Framework of the 2020 review of the UN Treaty Body system

OMCT is part of two submissions made pursuant to a questionnaire issued by Morocco and Switzerland, the two co-facilitators of the process of the consideration of the state of the UN human rights treaty body system (Treaty Body Review 2020).

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July 10, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Links


July 9, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements

Spain: Coacción, amenazas y malos tratos contra el privado de libertad Mohamed Choulli el Hosni

July 8, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Spain

Oral Statement during the 44th session of the Human Rights Council on migration and torture

July 7, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements