OMCT Activities

OMCT’s experience has enabled it to develop specific sets of activities aimed at reinforcing the SOS-Torture network and empowering and protecting its members. Likewise it engages in a range of activities aimed at eradicating torture and other human rights violations that fall within its mandate by means of prevention, denunciation, awareness raising, training, advocacy, proceedings against perpetrators, and assistance to and rehabilitation of victims.

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Bahrain:  Judicial harassment and travel ban against 22 human rights activists ahead of Bahrain's UPR

April 28, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain
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Cambodia:  #FreeThe5KH, arbitrarily detained for one year

April 28, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia
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Ecuador:  Jimpikit Agustín Wachapá Atsasu released after 4 months of arbitrary detention but his criminalisation is ongoing

April 27, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Ecuador
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Turkey:  Conviction and sentence against Dr. Serdar Küni (T?HV)

April 26, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey
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Finalists Announced for Martin Ennals Award 2017

April 26, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Statements  |  Cambodia, Egypt, El Salvador
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Maldives:  Murder of human rights activist and blogger Yameen Rasheed

April 25, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Maldives
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Bahrain:  Appeal to release Nabeel Rajab and Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja and concern over their deteriorating health

April 25, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain
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Mexico:  NGOs urge Senate to approve Law against Torture this week

April 25, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Colombia:  Assassination of indigenous leader Gerson Acosta Salazar

April 21, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Joint Letter to Ms. Mogherini and Mr. Tusk regarding extension of Turkey’s state of emergency in a context of grave human rights violations

April 20, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  European Union (EU), Turkey

Azerbaijan:  Open Letter: Call for an external, independent, and impartial investigation into allegations of corruption and other violations of PACE's code of conduct in connection with its work on Azerbaijan

April 20, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Turkey:  Arbitrary detention and judicial harassment of Ms. Ay?e Dicle, Co-Chair of MEYA-DER

April 20, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey

United Arab Emirates:  Joint Statement: Free prominent rights defender Ahmed Mansoor, held on speech-related charges

April 20, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  United Arab Emirates

Bahrain:  Time to Address Systematic Torture - Open Letter to the CAT

April 20, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Bahrain

Honduras:  Carta a la Corte Suprema de Justicia: Petición de admisión y declaración con lugar de la acción de inconstitucionalidad presentada en contra de los decretos que autorizan el proyecto hidroeléctrico Agua Zarca

April 19, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras