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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China:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under China's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  China

Malaysia:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under Malaysia's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  Malaysia

Mexico:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Oral statement delivered under Mexico's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Mexico:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Joint oral statement delivered under Mexico's UPR

March 20, 2014  |  Statements  |  Mexico

Bahrain:  25th Session of the Human Rights Council: Join us for a panel discussion on "Failure to Reform: An Examination of Bahrain's UPR Recommendations", 12th March, 10:00 am in Room XXIV, Palais des Nations

March 11, 2014  |  Events  |  Bahrain

25th session of the Human Rights Council: Statement delivered during the interactive dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on torture

March 10, 2014  |  Statements

Equatorial Guinea:  Serious concerns for the safety of Mr Roberto Berardi, an Italian businessman currently detained in the prison of Bata

February 28, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Equatorial Guinea

Israel:  Concern about six administrative detainees currently on hunger strike and subjected to punitive measures

February 26, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Israel

Malaysia:  Theatre play "The Secret Room - Say No, to detention without trial" organised by SUARAM and OMCT in Kuala Lumpur, from 26-28 February

February 21, 2014  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Events  |  Malaysia

Cuba:  VIolent and arbitrary detention of Mr Jorge Luis García Pérez “Antúnez”, leader of the Frente Nacional de Resistencia Civica Orlando Zapata Tamayo (Frente OZT) and his wife

February 20, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cuba

Colombia:  Concerns about various threats against candidates to the next Congressional elections

February 18, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Venezuela:  OMCT condemns the death of protesters and urges the authorities to launch a prompt investigation into these events

February 14, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Venezuela

Mexico:  OMCT is concerned about the new law on the prevention and prohibition of torture adopted by the Congress of the State of Guerrero

February 13, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Mexico:  International NGOs, including the OMCT, take a stance on the recommendations to Mexico in the framework of its second UPR

February 11, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Cambodia:  Bail denied to 21 protesters

February 11, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia