Urgent campaigns

“Urgent Campaigns” has been one of OMCT’s principal activities since its founding. Its objective is to respond as quickly as possible to reports of grave human rights violations, in particular torture and ill-treatment, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, received from members of the SOS-Torture Network and other partner organisations. By monitoring situations and anticipating events, “Urgent Campaigns” seeks to protect victims from further abuse, as well as to pressure governments to respect international human rights norms and prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the violations. [Read more…]

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Honduras:  Concern over announced election of unfit candidate to important anti-torture body

September 10, 2020  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Philippines:  Joint statement: UN Human Rights Council should urgently launch an independent international investigative mechanism on the human rights situation in the Philippines

August 27, 2020  |   Human Rights Defenders, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Philippines

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

Iran:  Three men at risk of execution after participating in November 2019 protests

March 6, 2020  |  Statements  |  Iran

COVID-19: Urgent measures must be taken by MENA governments to protect the prison population

March 1, 2020  |  Statements

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

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

Iraq:  Freedom of speech and assembly under attack as over 100 killed, thousands injured and hundreds arrested

October 10, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iraq

Cambodia:  Drop all charges against ex-RFA journalists Yeang Sothearin and Uon Chhin

October 4, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

Egypt:  20 Rights NGOs call on President Macron to denounce Egypt's human rights record during the G7 meeting

August 21, 2019  |  Statements  |  Egypt

Peru:  Llamado urgente a no promulgar el proyecto de Ley de Protección Policial

August 19, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Peru

India:  Call on government to immediately reinstate fundamental freedoms in Jammu & Kashmir

August 13, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

India:  Impunity for Extrajudicial Killings in West Bengal

August 1, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Egypt:  New crackdown to terrorise civil society

July 23, 2019  |  Statements  |  Egypt

Honduras:  National and international organisations condemn repression against children, adolescents, youth who take part in protests

July 22, 2019  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Honduras:  OMCT condemns the use of lethal force against protesters and urges the withdrawal of the armed forces

June 28, 2019  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras