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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Russian Federation:  Joint alternative report on Russia from OMCT, the Russian NGO Committee against Torture and a number of journalists

July 19, 2018  |  Links  |  Russian Federation

Honduras:  Comunicado de fin de misión: La tortura, una realidad oculta que urge abordar

June 25, 2018  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Mexico:  A un año de la aprobación de la Ley General contra la Tortura, instituciones del más alto nivel incumplen y violan la norma

June 25, 2018  |  Statements  |  Mexico

European Union (EU):  Joint open letter to the authorities: EU Multiannual Financial Framework 2021-2027

June 22, 2018  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU)

Mexico:  International Observatory Welcomes the Conviction of Two Soldiers for Sexual Torture

June 21, 2018  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Azerbaijan:  Civil society call on PACE to appoint a Rapporteur to examine the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

June 13, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Afghanistan:  Open call Afghanistan - ToR organisation of CAT roundtable and follow-up shadow report

June 13, 2018  |  Links  |  Afghanistan

OMCT E-Bulletin – April-May 2018

May 31, 2018  |  Reports and Publications

TB-Net Statement on the 30th meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

May 29, 2018  |  Statements

Submission to the 30th meeting of Chairs of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

May 1, 2018  |  Statements

Nicaragua:  Carta abierta a la Unión Europea y sus Estados miembro sobre la crisis de los derechos humanos en Nicaragua.

April 27, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

Mexico:  Joint submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Mexico

April 1, 2018  |  Reports and Publications  |  Mexico

Spain:  Declaración Pública: La campaña de descrédito contra una rigurosa investigación sobre la tortura refleja una falta de voluntad para garantizar la no repetición de los hechos

March 29, 2018  |  Statements  |  Spain

Burundi:  Déclaration orale de la FIACAT, Centre CCPR, OMCT et Trial International 37ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme – Dialogue groupé avec la Commission d’enquête sur le Burundi et le compte-rendu oral du Haut-Commissaire

March 22, 2018  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Bangladesh:  Bangladesh: Civil society decries mass arrests amid worsening human rights situation

March 22, 2018  |  Statements  |  Bangladesh