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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India:  Ongoing judicial harassment of human rights defenders Ms. Teesta Setalvad and her husband, Mr. Javed Anand

February 8, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Thailand:  Continued arbitrary detention of student and pro-democracy activist Mr. Jatuphat Boonpattaraksa (aka Pai)

February 8, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Thailand

Guatemala:  Assassination of the land rights defender Sr. Sebastián Alonzo Juan

February 7, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala

Bahrain:  Joint Open Letter to Boris Johnson calling for the release of jailed human rights defender Nabeel Rajab

February 3, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bahrain

Mexico:  Inaceptable nuevo asesinato contra defensor indígena en Chihuahua; imprescindible tomar medidas de protección a las comunidades indígenas de la Sierra Tarahumara

February 2, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Zimbabwe:  Pastor Evan Mawarire must be immediately and unconditionally released

February 2, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Zimbabwe

Morocco:  Le droit à un procès équitable de sept défenseurs criminalisés doit être respecté

February 1, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Morocco

Myanmar (ex-Burma):  Investigate murder of lawyer Ko Ni, take measures to protect human rights defenders

January 30, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Myanmar (ex-Burma)

Egypt:  Travel ban against Mr. Negad El-Borai, human rights lawyer and Director of United Group

January 27, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Serbia :  Physical assault against 9 members of the Youth Initiative for Human Rights (YIHR)

January 27, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Serbia

Cambodia:  Ongoing judicial harassment of land rights activist Ms. Tep Vanny

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

Kazakhstan:  Sentencing in appeal of Messrs. Max Bokayev and Talgat Ayan

January 27, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Kazakhstan

United States:  Torture will make terrorism – not America – great again, OMCT warns

January 26, 2017  |  Statements  |  United States

Mexico:  Assassination of land rights defender Isidro Baldenegro López

January 25, 2017  |   Human Rights Defenders  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Egypt:  A year after Regeni’s death, still no justice or steps to end torture in Egypt

January 25, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Egypt