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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Joint NGO letter: UN human rights treaty bodies during the COVID-19 pandemic

May 11, 2020  |  Statements

New report reveals the inhuman situation of women prisoners in Quetzaltenango prison, which puts their lives at risk in times of the COVID-19

May 4, 2020  |   Assistance to victims, Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications

Guidance Brief COVID-19

May 1, 2020  |  Links

Côte d'Ivoire:  In a dismaying back-off, citizens are deprived of the right to seize the African Court

April 30, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Press Releases  |  Statements  |  Côte d'Ivoire

China:  Concerns about the situation of African migrants’ victims of inhuman treatment in the context of the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic

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April 17, 2020  |   Assistance to victims, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

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