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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Bahrain:   Concerns about the decision by Formula 1 to resume racing

November 25, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Bahrain

Oral Statement during the 67th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and People's Rights

November 23, 2020  |   Assistance to victims, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements

Peru: OMCT condemns the excessive use of force against demonstrators and the arrest of CNDDHH lawyer Carlos Rodríguez

November 11, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements

Chile:  Joint declaration one year after the "social outbreak" and ahead of imminent plebiscite for a new Constitution

October 22, 2020  |  Statements  |  Chile

Honduras:  Joint written submission ahead of 3rd UPR review

October 17, 2020  |  Reports and Publications  |  Honduras

Philippines:  HRC45: Joint Statement under Item 10 General Debate

October 5, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Philippines

Joint civil society letter on UN Human Rights Treaty Body reviews during the COVID-19 pandemic

October 5, 2020  |  Statements

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Oral statement on human rights violations and impunity in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

October 2, 2020  |  Statements  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Burkina Faso:  Statement to the attention of the Human rights Council on grave human rights violation against Funali

October 1, 2020  |  Statements  |  Burkina Faso

Sudan:  45th session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement on the Interactive Dialogue on Sudan

October 1, 2020  |  Statements  |  Sudan

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 - 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


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