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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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

Mexico:  The Latin America Litigators' Group expresses concern about the persistence of torture and threats against those who speak out in Chihuahua (Mexico)

June 5, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Bahrain:  OMCT joins call to commute the death sentences of Ali Al-Arab and Ahmed Al-Malali

May 31, 2019  |  Reports and Publications  |  Bahrain

Mexico:  Open letter to President López Obrador: Urgent call to reconsider creation of National Guard

February 21, 2019  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Vacancy Announcement

September 25, 2018  |   Rights of the Child, Urgent campaigns  |  Links

Greece:  Open Letter: Systematic police violence and illegal deportation of asylum seekers in Evros

September 20, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Greece

Moldova, Republic of:  Denial of adequate medical care of Mr. Serghei Cosovan while in detention

May 18, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Moldova, Republic of