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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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

Algeria:  Join us! Panel discussion on "Le régime algérien à l'épreuve des droits de l'homme - L'illusion du changement" on 12 September, at 10 am in Room XI, Palais des Nations

September 10, 2013  |   Human Rights Defenders, Urgent campaigns  |  Events  |  Algeria

Nepal:  Alleged torture and killing in police custody of Mr. Ram Sewak Dhobi, a 30-year-old permanent resident of Asuraina VDC-06

September 4, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

Iraq:  OMCT condemns the recent attack on Camp Ashraf

September 4, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Iraq

Mexico:  35 migrants arbitrarly detained and tortured in Saltillo

August 8, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Mexico

Congo, Democratic Republic:  Fear for the health of Mr. Eugène Diomi Ndongala who has been denied adequate medical treatment

July 30, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Congo, Democratic Republic

Colombia:  Open letter concerning the situation of detainee Luis Eduardo Lezama Campo

July 19, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Colombia

Nepal:   Alleged torture and ill-treatment in police custody of Mr. Padam Bahadur Shahi_Fear for his safety

July 8, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Nepal

India:  Death in detention of Mr. Safiqul Haque and acts of intimidation and judicial harassment against his family

June 28, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  India

Events of the 26th of June for the International Day in Support of Victims

June 26, 2013  |   Assistance to victims, Urgent campaigns  |  Reports and Publications

Austria:  20th Annual Meeting of Special Procedures in Vienna: Joint submission of NGOs

June 25, 2013  |  Events  |  Austria

China:  Disappearance of two Tibetan songwriters and singers_OMCT fears for their safety

June 21, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  China

Djibouti:  Death of Mr. Sahal Ali Youssouf due to torture

June 20, 2013  |  Urgent Interventions  |  Djibouti