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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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

Brazil:  Yet another alarming initiative giving free rein to torture

December 9, 2019  |  Statements  |  Brazil

Honduras:  End of mission statement : Torture, a daily reality that remains underinvestigated

December 6, 2019  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Slovakia:  Joint Open Letter by 36 organisations calls on bill restricting reproductive rights not to be adopted

November 18, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Slovakia

Burkina Faso:  Joint alternative report of civil society submitted ahead of the 2nd periodic report

November 12, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Burkina Faso

Niger:  Joint Alternative report of civil society submitted ahead of the review of the 1st periodic report

November 12, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Niger

Malaysia:  Security detention must be reviewed to become free of torture, allegations investigated

November 11, 2019  |  Statements  |  Malaysia

Uzbekistan:  Joint Submission to the Committee against Torture ahead of the review of the 5th periodic report

November 7, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uzbekistan

Togo:  Plaidoyer contre la torture : un nouveau déclic dans l’amélioration du cadre législatif

November 5, 2019  |  Statements  |  Togo

Spain:  OSPDH and OMCT condemn the excessive use of force in ongoing protests

October 26, 2019  |  Statements  |  Spain

Guatemala:  Over 100 organizations and coalitions demand justice and reparation in Hogar Seguro case

October 22, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

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