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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Joint letter calling on the European Union to take action in response to the lack of concrete outcomes in locating the 43 students of Ayotzinapa two years after their disappearance.

September 21, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

Mexico:  Side event "Defending human rights in Mexico, a high-risk activity" (Palais des Nations, Thursday 22 September, Room XXIV, 11am-12pm)

September 21, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Events  |  Mexico

Economic, Social and Cultural Causes of the Death Penalty and Torture in Pakistan

September 13, 2016  |   Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications

Cambodia:  Call on the Human Rights Council to adopt a resolution addressing Cambodia's gravely deteriorating human rights situation

August 19, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Cambodia

Azerbaijan:  Sport For Rights: Joint Statement: Renewed Human Rights Crackdown Ahead of Referendum

August 18, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Azerbaijan

OMCT E-bulletin: 58th session of the Committee Against Torture - July/August 2016

August 18, 2016  |  Reports and Publications

Colombia:  Informe de seguimiento a la implementación de las observaciones finales del Comité contra la Tortura

August 15, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Colombia

UN asks Burundi to protect ethnic minorities from violence; stop reprisals on civil society

August 12, 2016  |  Statements

Togo:  Le CACIT et l'OMCT déplorent l'incapacité des jurisdictions nationales à rendre justice aux victimes de violations de droits humains

August 12, 2016  |   Assistance to victims, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Togo

Switzerland:  Authorities should not authorize extradition of Ms. Nekane Txapartegi to Spain

August 12, 2016  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Switzerland

Burundi:  Four Burundian human rights defenders respond to government request last week to disbar them

August 8, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Burundi:  Silence after no-show for special review replies – a first in the history of the CAT

August 2, 2016  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Review of Burundi by the Committee Against Torture: Civil society condemns a human rights crisis

July 26, 2016  |  Statements

Honduras:  Honduras bajo la lupa del Comité contra la Tortura de las Naciones Unidas

July 25, 2016  |  Statements  |  Honduras

Turkey:  No opening of floodgates for torture and arbitrary detention!

July 21, 2016  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Turkey