Monitoring protection mechanisms

International and regional conventional and non-conventional human rights mechanisms monitor States’ international commitments. OMCT activity to that respect aims at facilitating access of victims and local NGOs to the mechanisms and provides them with legal and practical support. OMCT submits alternative information (statements, reports, follow-up notes and oral briefings) and individual complaints to United Nations protection mechanisms and to the American, African and European ones. In the framework of the follow-up process, OMCT pays a particular attention to the effective implementation by the States of the recommendations adopted by the United Nations Treaty Bodies (UNTB). On those activities, OMCT works in close partnership with members of its SOS Torture Network and other reliable field partners. [Read more …]

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Burundi:  Open letter to the Human Rights Council

September 20, 2017  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Cambodia:  Civil society calls on the UN Human Rights Council to address Cambodia’s human rights crisis

September 8, 2017  |  Statements  |  Cambodia

Joint Civil Society Petition to the International Association of Prosecutors

September 5, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions

Azerbaijan:  French President Macron urged to help ensure the release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

July 12, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Colombia:  La falta de reparación integral a las víctimas: serio obstáculo para la erradicación de la tortura en Colombia

July 11, 2017  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Pakistan:  Alternative Report to the Human Rights Committee

July 7, 2017  |  Reports and Publications  |  Pakistan

Switzerland:  Letter to CNPT: Serious concern about the conditions of detention of Ms. Nekane Txapartegi

June 15, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Switzerland

China: Joint Letter: EU Summit Should Make Rights A Priority

May 31, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China, European Union (EU)

OMCT E-Bulletin – May 2017

May 23, 2017  |  Reports and Publications

Azerbaijan:  Time for Justice for Ilgar Mammadov - The Council of Europe’s Legitimacy at Stake over Azerbaijan’s Persistent Non-compliance with European Court Judgment

May 22, 2017  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Mexico:  Llamado a la pronta publicación e implementación de la Ley General para Prevenir, Investigar y Sancionar la Tortura y Otros Malos Tratos

May 4, 2017  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  NGOs urge Senate to approve Law against Torture this week

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

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  |  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  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

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

April 20, 2017  |  Statements  |  Bahrain