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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Mexico:  Joint alternative report on Mexico submitted to Human Rights Committee

October 15, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Mexico

United States:  The appointment of a torture supporter would endanger human rights worldwide

October 9, 2019  |  Statements  |  United States

Brazil:  Statement on the candidature of Brazil to the UN Human Rights Council

October 8, 2019  |  Statements  |  Brazil

United States:  Guantanamo detention conditions still amount to torture

October 4, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

Saudi Arabia:  One year after the gruesome murder of Jamal Khashoggi, NGOs renew their call and demand justice for Jamal

October 1, 2019  |  Statements  |  Saudi Arabia

Mexico:  Public event in Brussels: 5th anniversary of the forced disappearance of 43 students in Mexico. Join our action!

September 19, 2019  |  Events  |  Mexico

Egypt:  Open letter to EU Member States Ahead of the Universal Periodic Review

September 17, 2019  |  Statements  |  Egypt

Colombia:  42ª Sesión del Consejo de Derechos Humanos: Intervención oral conjunta por parte de PBI, OMCT y FIAN

September 13, 2019  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Venezuela:  42ª Sesión del Consejo de Derechos Humanos: Pronunciamiento oral por parte de la OMCT, COFAVIC y Franciscans International

September 11, 2019  |  Statements  |  Venezuela

New Initiative to Strengthen Protection from Torture on Migration Routes:

September 9, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Press Releases  |  Links

China:  Respect for rule of law should be the rule, not the exception

September 9, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Turkey:  Joint Statement: Release Güldane K?l?ç immediately!

August 30, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey

Egypt:  Release Ramy Shaath!

August 30, 2019  |  Statements  |  Egypt

Greece:  Civil society denounces killing of unaccompanied child in Moria

August 28, 2019  |  Statements  |  Greece

Bangladesh:  Human rights groups urge government to implement recommendations on torture and other abuses after damning UN review

August 14, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Press Releases  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh