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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Eritrea:  The UN should ensure continued scrutiny of the human rights situation

June 11, 2019  |  Statements  |  Eritrea

Mexico:  The Latin America Litigators' Group expresses concern about the persistence of torture and threats against those who speak out in Chihuahua (Mexico)

June 5, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

E-Bulletin CAT 66th Session. The countries reviewed were : Democratic Republic of Congo, Mexico, Germany, South Africa, Benin & United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

May 28, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

Brazil: OMCT mission to monitor the detention of children

May 13, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications

Togo:  new important step forward in the fight against torture

April 30, 2019  |  Statements  |  Togo

Mexico:  must recognise publicly the extent of torture and impunity as a first step to combat it

April 29, 2019  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Guatemala:  Joint Open Letter: A call for action to stop legislative initiatives to amend the National Reconciliation Law and the Law on NGOs for Development

March 22, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala

Guatemala: Resolución del Parlamento Europeo constituye enésima muestra de preocupación internacional por crisis de derechos humanos en el país

March 14, 2019  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Guatemala

Mexico:  Oral statement delivered by the OMCT - UPR outcome Mexico - HRC40

March 14, 2019  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  Open letter to President López Obrador: Urgent call to reconsider creation of National Guard

February 21, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Pakistan: Open Call

February 11, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

Written information for the LOI regarding the review of Uzbekistan

January 28, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

Honduras:  Joint submission ahead of adoption of LOIPR Honduras by CAT

January 27, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Honduras

Philippines:  Civil Society Follow-up Report to the Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture on the Philippines’ Third Periodic Report

January 22, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Philippines

E-Boletín de la OMCT - 65a periodo de sesiones del Comité contra la Torture

January 10, 2019  |  Reports and Publications