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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Maldives:  Murder of human rights activist and blogger Yameen Rasheed

April 25, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Maldives
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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
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Colombia:  Assassination of indigenous leader Gerson Acosta Salazar

April 21, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Bahrain:  Time to Address Systematic Torture - Open Letter to the CAT

April 20, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Bahrain
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China:  Continued incommunicado detention of Mr. Li Ming-Che

April 19, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China
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Pakistan:  NGO joint alternative report denounces ongoing torture in Pakistan ahead of UN review

April 18, 2017  |  Statements  |  Pakistan

Colombia:  Various attacks against members of Congreso de los Pueblos

April 14, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Turkey:  Conviction of human rights lawyer Muharrem Erbey

April 14, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey

Ecuador:  Arbitrary detention of indigenous leader Jimpikit Agustín Wachapá Atsasu

April 14, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Ecuador

Peru:  Acquittal of the 16 human rights defenders from Cajamarca who were being criminalised

April 14, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Peru

Hungary:  Press Release: New bill hampers NGOs’ access to funding and seriously threatens civil society

April 14, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Hungary