Monitoring protection mechanisms

International and regional conventional and non-conventional human rights mechanisms monitor States’ international commitments. OMCT activity to that respect aims at facilitating access of victims and local NGOs to the mechanisms and provides them with legal and practical support. OMCT submits alternative information (statements, reports, follow-up notes and oral briefings) and individual complaints to United Nations protection mechanisms and to the American, African and European ones. In the framework of the follow-up process, OMCT pays a particular attention to the effective implementation by the States of the recommendations adopted by the United Nations Treaty Bodies (UNTB). On those activities, OMCT works in close partnership with members of its SOS Torture Network and other reliable field partners. [Read more …]

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Honduras:  Concern over announced election of unfit candidate to important anti-torture body

September 10, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Slovakia:  Joint Open Letter regarding current threats to reproductive rights

September 10, 2020  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Slovakia

Belarus:  All Eyes on Belarus - the latest developments

September 1, 2020  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Links  |  Belarus

Oral statement: Informal consultation in the process of consideration of the state of the UN human rights treaty body system

August 28, 2020  |  Statements

Guatemala:  GUATEMALA: NEW EXECUTIVE MEASURES DISMANTLE THE RULE OF LAW IN GUATEMALA AND REVERSE THE FIGHT AGAINST IMPUNITY

August 28, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

PERU: OMCT CONDEMNS EXCESSIVE USE OF FORCE AGAINST KUKAMA INDIGENOUS MARCHERS IN LORETO

August 25, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements

Belarus:  Letter by OMCT, FIDH, Belarusian Helsinki Committee and Viasna to the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture

August 24, 2020  |  Statements  |  Belarus

#JUSTICIAPARABERTA

August 21, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements

Burundi:  Vital role of the Commission of Inquiry in prompting meaningful human rights progress

August 21, 2020  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Belarus:  Halt violence against peaceful protesters and restore internet access

August 11, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Belarus

China:  Submission to select UN Special Procedures on practice of extracting and broadcasting forced confessions before trial

August 11, 2020  |  Reports and Publications  |  China

CHILE: WE URGE THE CHILEAN AUTHORITIES TO OPEN A DIALOGUE WITH THE MAPUCHE PRISONERS ON DRY STRIKE

August 8, 2020  |  Statements

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

July 24, 2020  |  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

July 23, 2020  |  Statements  |  Bolivia

HRC 44 - Joint statement of OMCT and COFAVIC on Venezuela

July 15, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements