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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Venezuela:  ?Informe de seguimiento enviado al Comite? Contra la Tortura, 15 meses después de las observaciones finales

March 4, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Venezuela

United States:  Submission to UNCAT in relation to the United States of America’s One-Year Follow-up Response

March 1, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  United States

Kazakhstan:  Follow-up to the United Nations Committee Against Torture's Concluding Observations on Kazakhstan

February 25, 2016  |  Reports and Publications  |  Kazakhstan

European Parliament/DROI Mission to Mexico - February 2016: Joint briefing by Civil Society Organisations

February 9, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

European Parliament/DROI Mission to Guatemala, February 2016: Joint briefing by Civil Society Organisations

February 9, 2016  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Reports and Publications  |  European Union (EU), Guatemala

Mexico:  Ley General contra la tortura en México: En la recta final para su adopción, el proyecto de ley contiene disposiciones problemáticas

January 25, 2016  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Internship announcement: Global CAT Civil Society Programme

January 5, 2016  |  Links

OMCT E-bulletin: 56th session of the Committee against Torture - November/December 2015

December 17, 2015  |  Reports and Publications

Burundi:  Side Event Human Rights Council: "Escalation of violence in Burundi: Human rights defenders voices from the ground"

December 16, 2015  |   Human Rights Defenders, Monitoring Protection Mechanisms  |  Events  |  Burundi

Tunisia:  Three Years for Homosexuality: 6 Students Subjected to Anal Examinations

December 16, 2015  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Tunisia

Colombia:  Victims of torture in Colombia are yet to be recognised and repaired

November 18, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Colombia:  Preliminary findings of the mission: Victims of torture in Colombia are yet to be recognised and repaired

November 18, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Colombia

Azerbaijan:  UN Committee against Torture to intervene to stop torture and save lives of anti-torture activists

November 10, 2015  |  Statements  |  Azerbaijan

Burundi:  Joint Open Letter: NGOs Call for a Special Session of the UN Human Rights Council

November 9, 2015  |  Statements  |  Burundi

Azerbaijan:  Joint Shadow Report to the Committee against Torture

October 27, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Azerbaijan