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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Israel:  Death in custody must be immediately investigated

February 28, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel

Djibouti:  Follow of case DJI 200710_Solitary confinement of Mr. Mohamed Ahmed_Fear for his safety

January 18, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Djibouti

India:   Allegations of ill-treatment and arbitrary arrest

January 16, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Bangladesh:  New alleged extrajudicial killing

January 15, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

Nepal:  Political interference in police investigation_Risk of impunity in the case of journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa

January 14, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

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