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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Honduras:  La OMCT y la PI condenan el empleo de fuerza y armas de fuego contra la población civil, las detenciones arbitrarias y la privación de libertad en instalaciones militares

December 5, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Honduras

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

Italy:  Submission to the UN Committee Against Torture (CAT) concerning Italy

November 8, 2017  |  Reports and Publications  |  Italy

Burundi:  World should unite in demanding justice as Burundi pulls out of ICC without effect on jurisdiction

October 27, 2017  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Recommendations of the 5th Seminar of Civil Society in the frame of the 7th High Level Human Rights Dialogue between Mexico and the EU

October 18, 2017  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Comunicado conjunto: Organizaciones recomiendan al gobierno mexicano establecer un mecanismo de cooperación internacional contra la impunidad en México con apoyo de la Unión Europea

October 18, 2017  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Spain:  OMCT condemns indiscriminate and excessive use of force in Catalonia

October 4, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Spain

Uruguay:  Informe de visitas de monitoreo en centros de detención adolescente en Uruguay

October 3, 2017  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Uruguay

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