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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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

China:  Continued incommunicado detention of Mr. Li Ming-Che

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

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

Kazakhstan:  Harassment on the part of the Kazakh tax authorities against human rights NGO "International Legal Initiative"

April 12, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kazakhstan

Chad:  Incommunicado detention of Mr. Nadjo Kaina

April 12, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Chad