Urgent campaigns

“Urgent Campaigns” has been one of OMCT’s principal activities since its founding. Its objective is to respond as quickly as possible to reports of grave human rights violations, in particular torture and ill-treatment, forced disappearances and extrajudicial killings, received from members of the SOS-Torture Network and other partner organisations. By monitoring situations and anticipating events, “Urgent Campaigns” seeks to protect victims from further abuse, as well as to pressure governments to respect international human rights norms and prosecute the alleged perpetrators of the violations. [Read more…]

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Bangladesh:  Alleged extrajudicial killing of Mr. Mohammad Atear Rahman by RAB members

January 10, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

Tunisia:  Social peace threatened

December 13, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Tunisia

Mexico:  Acts of harassment and intimidation against Mrs Astrid Gómez Pillado and Mr Juan Ignacio Figueroa whose sons were allegedly tortures in custody

November 13, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Colombia:  2nd Universal Periodic Review (UPR): Joint report

October 30, 2012  |  Reports and Publications  |  Colombia

Switzerland:  2nd Universal Periodic Review: report of the NGOs coalition

October 26, 2012  |  Reports and Publications  |  Switzerland

67th Session of the General Assembly: Joint Side Event: "The Death Penalty and Human Rights: The Way Forward"

October 23, 2012  |  Events

Guatemala:  Violent response to indigenous mobilization in Guatemala

October 11, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Guatemala

Nepal:  Alleged torture and ill-treatment inflicted by the police on Mr. Khimlal Rijal, a 22-year-old permanent resident of Pwang VDC-6

September 18, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

India:  New allegations of ill-treatment by Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers in West Bengal

August 31, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Colombia:  Serious concerns for the safety of the community of Montecristo, in the department of Bolivar

August 20, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Israel:  Follow-up of case ISR 260712_Severe ill-treatment against two Palestinian hunger strikers

August 16, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel

Nepal:  No proper investigation into allegations of torture of an 18-year-old student

August 16, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Mexico:  National and international NGOs urge the SCNJ to protect the rights of victims in the case of Rubio Villegas

August 15, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Colombia:  FIDH and OMCT urge that international humanitarian law is respected in Valle del Cauca

August 14, 2012  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Mexico:  The case of Ayotzinapa should not remain in impunity

August 2, 2012  |  Statements  |  Mexico