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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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

Burkina Faso:  Media Empowerment Against Torture

January 17, 2014  |   Monitoring Protection Mechanisms, Urgent campaigns  |  Reports and Publications  |  Burkina Faso

Cambodia:  OMCT condemns killings of demonstrators in Phnom Penh and calls for immediate investigation and restraint

January 8, 2014  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cambodia

Indonesia:  Fear for the safety of Mr. Yohanes Boseren, arbitrarily detained and in poor health following ill-treatment

December 9, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Indonesia

Bangladesh:  Guarantee personal integrity and release Acting Editor of Amar Desh, Mr. Mahmudur Rahman

December 5, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Bangladesh

Egypt:  New assembly law legitimizes police crackdown on peaceful protests

November 29, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Egypt

Syrian Arab Republic:  Urgent appeal for the release of prisoners of conscience and all detainees in Syria

November 26, 2013  |  Statements  |  Syrian Arab Republic

Mexico:  The Mexican authorities have to guarantee the safety of Mr. Israel Arzate Meléndez

November 13, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Mexico:  New acts of harassment against Mr. Israel Arzate Meléndez after his release_Fear for his safety

November 11, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico