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:  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

Colombia:  Concerns for the safety of Mr. Boris Medina Payan, detained in the prison La Dorada

October 25, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Mexico:  UPR: Join us for a panel discussion on "Progress and unresolved issues in Mexico's Human Rights Agenda" on 22 October 2013, from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Room XXV, Palais des Nations

October 18, 2013  |  Events  |  Mexico

China:  Whereabouts of Mr. Tsultrim Gyaltsen and Mr. Yugyal unknown_Fear for their safety

October 16, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

11th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Join the campaign!

October 10, 2013  |  Events

Indonesia:  Human Rights Council: Join us to a panel discussion on "Human Rights and Indigenous Peoples in Asia: Cases in West Papua" on 25 September

September 24, 2013  |  Events  |  Indonesia

Malaysia:  Human Rights Council: Join us to a panel discussion on: Malaysia: Complacency or decisive action to end torture?

September 17, 2013  |  Events  |  Malaysia

UPR 2014: Check OMCT's joint contributions on DRC and Nicaragua

September 17, 2013  |   Urgent campaigns, Violence against women  |  Reports and Publications  |  Congo, Democratic Republic, Nicaragua

Nepal:  Fear for the safety of Mr. Rabi Shrestha and Mr. Dudhraj Tamang, victims of torture

September 16, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Iraq:  Fear for the safety of seven residents of Camp Ashraf at risk of forcible return to Iran

September 13, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iraq

Cameroon:  Violence against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people: organisations suggest concrete steps the government can take to counteract these violence

September 12, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Cameroon