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:  26 June 2014: Bangladesh: UN Day for victims of torture - an urgent call to end impunity

June 26, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Statements  |  Bangladesh

Côte d'Ivoire:  26ème session du Conseil des droits de l'homme : intervention orale par l'OMCT et le MIDH

June 25, 2014  |  Statements  |  Côte d'Ivoire

Mexico:  26th session of the Human Rights Council: Statement delivered during the interactive dialogue with the Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions

June 13, 2014  |  Statements  |  Mexico

China:  Arbitrary detention and disappearance since March 2014 of Mr. Choeying Kalden, a 20 years old Tibetan monk from Tsenden Monastery. OMCT fears for his safety

May 16, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Moldova, Republic of:  Lack of adequate medical care for Mr. Be?leaga Vitalii and Mr. Bevziuc Serghei, two prisoners held in Prison n°3, in Tiraspol

May 16, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Moldova, Republic of

Mexico:  A step further in the fight against torture

May 14, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Indonesia:  Arbitrary detention and torture of Mr. Alfares Kapisa and Mr. Yali Wenda, two students from Papua

May 5, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Indonesia

Mexico:  Historical reform of the Military Code of Justice

May 2, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

India:  Lack of investigation into allegations of torture and ill-treatment and illegal detention suffered by Mr. Mafidul Islam

May 1, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Mexico:  Release of Noé Fuentes Chavira, Rogelio Amaya Martínez, Ricardo Fernández Lomelí and the brothers Víctor Manuel y Gustavo Martínez Rentería

May 1, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Temporary illegal detention and ill-treatment of two minor brothers on the orders of a FARDC Colonel

April 15, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Guatemala:  OMCT deplores attacks on the independence of the judiciary

April 11, 2014  |  Statements  |  Guatemala

Mexico:  OMCT welcomes the release of Andrés López Hernández, Josué López Hernández y Hiber García Villafuerte but urges the authorities to investigate the torture

April 4, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Egypt:  OMCT condemns mass death sentence

March 31, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Cambodia:  Ongoing arbitrary detention of 21 protesters and fear for their safety

March 28, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia