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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South Africa:  ESCR-Net condemns murder of Sibonelo Patrick Mpeku, calls for end to attacks against South African human rights defenders

December 5, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  South Africa

China:  Sentencing of Mr. Li Ming-Che to five years in prison

December 5, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Philippines:  Killing of Ms. Elisa Badayos and Mr. Eleuterio Moises

December 1, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Philippines

Mexico:  Mexican Congress Should Reject Law that Would Normalize Role of Armed Forces in Public Security Tasks

November 30, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Bahrain:  Ongoing obstacles to Ms. Nedal Al Salman's freedom of movement

November 29, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain

Burundi:  Détention arbitraire de M. Nestor Nibitanga, ex-représentant de l'APRODH de la région centre-est

November 28, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Burundi

Cambodia:  Prominent human rights NGO ordered to close down

November 27, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

Egypt:  Joint open letter to the UN High-Commissioner on Human Rights on Egypt: Call for action to condemn the Egyptian authorities’ crackdown on freedom of expression

November 24, 2017  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights  |  Statements  |  Egypt

China:  Sentencing of human rights lawyer Jiang Tianyong to two years’ imprisonment

November 22, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Bahrain:  Call for immediate release of Nabeel Rajab, as prison sentence is upheld

November 22, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain

Guatemala:  International Statement on the draft NGO Law in Guatemala

November 22, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala

Bahrain:  15 Rights Groups to US, UK and EU: Support Nabeel Rajab Ahead of the Appeal Judgement Against 2-Year Sentence For Speaking to Press

November 21, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain

Egypt:  Death in custody of Mr. Gamal Sorour and judicial harassment of 32 Nubian rights activists

November 21, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Colombia:  Comunicado de prensa: ¡Basta de estigmatización a las personas defensoras de derechos humanos!

November 20, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Poursuite de la détention arbitraire et du harcèlement judiciaire de MM. Timothée Mbuya, Jean Pierre Tshibitshabu, Erick Omari Omba, Patrick Mbuya Kwecha et Jean Mulenda

November 16, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic