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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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

E-Bulletin in Arabic of the OMCT - 65th Session of the Committee against Torture

January 10, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

E-Bulletin OMCT - 65e session du Comité contre la torture

January 10, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

Civil Society Follow-up Report to the Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture on Afghanistan's Second Periodic Report

January 8, 2019  |  Reports and Publications

?OMCT E-Bulletin 65th CAT session

December 19, 2018  |  Reports and Publications

New initiative to multiply litigation victories against torture and impunity

December 18, 2018  |  Statements

Honduras:  Convocatoria abierta para apoyar a organizaciones en acciones dirigidas a implementación de las recomendaciones CAT

December 7, 2018  |  Links  |  Honduras

European Union (EU):  Open Letter from NGOs in support of a targeted, global EU human rights sanctions regime

December 6, 2018  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU)

Peru:  Comunicado conjunto: La CNDDHH y la OMCT reclaman el final de los Estados de Emergencia en el corredor minero

November 27, 2018  |  Statements  |  Peru

Spain:  Open Letter: End the arbitrary pre-trial detention of social leader Mr. Jordi Cuixart

November 22, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Spain

Afghanistan:  Joint follow-up report on Afghanistan from OMCT, CSHRN et al.

November 21, 2018  |  Reports and Publications  |  Afghanistan

Philippines:  Joint follow-up report on the Philippines from OMCT, CLRDC and PAHRA

November 16, 2018  |  Reports and Publications  |  Philippines

Guatemala:  Joint shadow report submitted to the Committee against Torture

November 15, 2018  |  Reports and Publications  |  Guatemala

Bangladesh:  Joint letter to UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Michele Bachelet, on the deteriorating human rights situation in Bangladesh

November 1, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh