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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Kazakhstan:  Open Letter to Askhat Daulbaev, Prosecutor General of the Republic of Kazakhstan, on the cases of Alexander Albrandt and Vitaly Donets, who allege to have been abused by police in the village of Kushmurun in Kostanay region

June 23, 2015  |  Statements  |  Kazakhstan

Benin:  OMCT calls the CRC to protect children from torture

June 10, 2015  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Rights of the Child  |  Reports and Publications  |  Benin

European Union (EU):  Joint submission for the FREMP-COHOM joint session: Civil Society Recommendations for a coherent EU approach to combat torture

June 8, 2015  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU)

OMCT E-bulletin: 54th session of the Committee against Torture - May 2015

May 26, 2015  |  Reports and Publications

Colombia:  United Nations Committee against Torture reaffirms its concern for torture in Colombia

May 22, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

Recommandations cle?s en matie?re de droits de l’Homme en amont du Conseil d’Association UE-Alge?rie

May 11, 2015  |  Statements  |  Algeria, European Union (EU)

Guatemala:  Erwin Sperisen’s trial on appeal to be held from 4 to 8 May 2015 in Geneva: NGOs hope that the fight against impunity will come out strengthened

May 1, 2015  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Colombia:  Torture in Colombia: an ignored reality

April 30, 2015  |  Statements  |  Colombia

La OMCT y la CCCT presentan informe alterno al Comité contra la Tortura

April 28, 2015  |  Reports and Publications

Macedonia:  Joint Shadow Report to the Committee against Torture

April 27, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Macedonia

Conclusions of the Third Seminar of Civil Society in the frame of the Fifth High Level Human Rights Dialogue between Mexico and the EU

April 16, 2015  |  Statements  |  European Union (EU), Mexico

The second edition of the OMCT Handbook Series on torture remedies was presented in Washington, D.C., with eminent experts of the Inter-American Human Rights System

March 24, 2015  |  Statements

Presentation of the New edition of the Handbooks on torture remedies in Washington, D.C. in the framework of the 154th period of sessions of the IACHR

March 12, 2015  |  Events

Mexico:  The Concluding Observations of the Committee on Enforced Disappearances Should Constitute a Roadmap to Full Observance of the Convention

February 18, 2015  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Guatemala:  UDEFEGUA and OMCT submit information to the Committee against Torture ahead of the adoption of the LOIPR

February 9, 2015  |  Reports and Publications  |  Guatemala