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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Mexico:  International Observatory Welcomes the Conviction of Two Soldiers for Sexual Torture

June 21, 2018  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Violence against women  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Azerbaijan:  Civil society call on PACE to appoint a Rapporteur to examine the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan

June 13, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

Afghanistan:  Open call Afghanistan - ToR organisation of CAT roundtable and follow-up shadow report

June 13, 2018  |  Links  |  Afghanistan

OMCT E-Bulletin – April-May 2018

May 31, 2018  |  Reports and Publications

TB-Net Statement on the 30th meeting of Chairpersons of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

May 29, 2018  |  Statements

Submission to the 30th meeting of Chairs of the Human Rights Treaty Bodies

May 1, 2018  |  Statements

Nicaragua:  Carta abierta a la Unión Europea y sus Estados miembro sobre la crisis de los derechos humanos en Nicaragua.

April 27, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nicaragua

Spain:  Declaración Pública: La campaña de descrédito contra una rigurosa investigación sobre la tortura refleja una falta de voluntad para garantizar la no repetición de los hechos

March 29, 2018  |  Statements  |  Spain

Burundi:  Déclaration orale de la FIACAT, Centre CCPR, OMCT et Trial International 37ème session du Conseil des droits de l’homme – Dialogue groupé avec la Commission d’enquête sur le Burundi et le compte-rendu oral du Haut-Commissaire

March 22, 2018  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Bangladesh:  Bangladesh: Civil society decries mass arrests amid worsening human rights situation

March 22, 2018  |  Statements  |  Bangladesh

Statement to the 37th Human Rights Council - Item 3: Interactive Dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on torture and other cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment and with the Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders

March 1, 2018  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Mexico, Turkey

European Union (EU):  HRDN Statement: Promoting Human Rights and Democracy?in the next EU Multiannual Financial Framework

March 1, 2018  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU)

European Union (EU):  Joint Open Letter to EU Authorities RE: Multiannual Financial Framework 2021

February 20, 2018  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU)

Joint Public Statement: No more “business as usual”: Scale of ongoing Myanmar human rights crisis demands an urgent, strong and unified EU response

February 19, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  European Union (EU), Myanmar (ex-Burma)

Honduras:  Open letter to the European Union and its Member States on the worrying human rights situation in Honduras during the post-electoral period.

February 7, 2018  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Honduras