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:  International Forum Will Monitor the Human Rights Situation in Honduras During the COVID-19 Emergency

April 16, 2020  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Building our Response on COVID-19 and Detention - OMCT Guidance brief to the SOS-Torture Network and partner organizations

April 15, 2020  |  Reports and Publications

Open letter regarding the temporary absence granted to Mr. Hissen Habré

April 9, 2020  |   Assistance to victims, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Chad, Senegal

A call for creative solutions to keep up human rights work in times of pandemic

April 9, 2020  |  Statements

Philippines:  Immediately release Filipino political prisoners and end detention and ill-treatment of curfew violators

April 6, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Philippines

India:  Joint statement - Arbitrarily detained Kashmiri prisoners must be freed

April 1, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  India

Peru: New Law 31012 on Police Protection Violates Internacional Human Rights Standards and Fosters Impunity

April 1, 2020  |  Statements

Turkey:  Grant early release from overcrowded prisons without discrimination

March 31, 2020  |  Statements  |  Turkey

Dignity in the time of COVID-19

March 19, 2020  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Press Releases, Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Statements

India:  Citizenship (Amendment) Act violates international law

March 1, 2020  |  Statements  |  India

Congo, Democratic Republic:  CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR THE FOLLOW-UP OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE COMMITTEE AGAINST TORTURE ON THE DRC

February 18, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Events  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Chile:  Final report of the International Human Rights Observation Mission

January 29, 2020  |  Reports and Publications  |  Chile

New Initiative to Protect Indigenous Peoples from Torture in Latin America

January 27, 2020  |  Links

Russian Federation:  Follow-up report to the concluding observations of the Committee Against Torture on Russia's 6th periodic report

January 8, 2020  |  Reports and Publications  |  Russian Federation

Colombia:  Represión de la protesta durante el Paro Nacional y persistencia de múltiples formas de tortura y malos tratos, principales conclusiones de la visita de la OMCT

December 20, 2019  |  Statements  |  Colombia