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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Congo, Democratic Republic:  Fear for the health of Mr. Eugène Diomi Ndongala who has been denied adequate medical treatment

July 30, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Colombia:  Open letter concerning the situation of detainee Luis Eduardo Lezama Campo

July 19, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Nepal:   Alleged torture and ill-treatment in police custody of Mr. Padam Bahadur Shahi_Fear for his safety

July 8, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

India:  Death in detention of Mr. Safiqul Haque and acts of intimidation and judicial harassment against his family

June 28, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Events of the 26th of June for the International Day in Support of Victims

June 26, 2013  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Reports and Publications

Austria:  20th Annual Meeting of Special Procedures in Vienna: Joint submission of NGOs

June 25, 2013  |  Events  |  Austria

China:  Disappearance of two Tibetan songwriters and singers_OMCT fears for their safety

June 21, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Djibouti:  Death of Mr. Sahal Ali Youssouf due to torture

June 20, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Djibouti

European Commission and EEAS: Step Up for Freedom of Association and Peaceful Assembly in Turkey

June 13, 2013  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Turkey

Malaysia:  Immediately release and drop charges against activists and political opponents in the framework of the crackdown of post-election rallies!

June 12, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Malaysia

Repression in Turkey: European Parliament Must Take Strong Stand

June 7, 2013  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Turkey

Indonesia:  Fear for the safety and health of Mr. Matan Klembiap, a torture victim currently detained in Abepura Prison

May 27, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Indonesia

Lebanon:  Tarek Rabaa in hunger strike since two weeks: human rights NGOs urge for his immediate release

May 15, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Lebanon

Mexico:  Joint letter to the Governor of the State of Guerrero with regard to the ongoing impunity in the extrajudicial killings of two students of the Normal Rural "Raul Isidro Burgos" school

May 2, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Joint OMCT - GMEDIA workshop on "Media Empowerment during United Nations Committee against torture (CAT)" for journalists from Guatemala and Kenya, from the 13th to the 17th May 2013, in Geneva

April 19, 2013  |  Events  |  Guatemala, Kenya