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13 Sep 2018 description

(Bruxelles) FIDH, EuroMed Rights, et l’Organisation Mondiale Contre la Torture (OMCT) dénonce les violences commises à l’encontre des migrants à la frontière Espagne-Maroc dans une déclaration conjointe, et incitent les autorités des deux pays à en sanctionner les auteurs.

A nouveau, 116 personnes ont été expulsées depuis Ceuta vers le Maroc, le 23 août 2018, et deux ont perdu la vie lors des arrestations de masse au Maroc conduites depuis. Il s’agit d’une nouvelle démonstration des conséquences de l’approche violente, restrictive et sécuritaire des politiques migratoires.

06 Sep 2018 description

COMUNICADO CONJUNTO - EL OBSERVATORIO / UDEFEGUA

Ginebra-París-Ciudad de Guatemala, 6 de septiembre de 2018 – Intervenciones policiales buscando localizar a las personas que lideran las organizaciones de derechos humanos o actos de seguimiento y vigilancia contra sus sedes son algunos de los ejemplos de intimidación que se han desatado en Guatemala coincidiendo con la decisión del Presidente Jimmy Morales de no renovar el mandato de la CICIG, denuncian el Observatorio y la UDEFEGUA.

15 May 2018 description

Ginebra-París-Buenaventura, 15 de mayo de 2018 - La defensa de derechos humanos sigue siendo una actividad de alto riesgo situando a Colombia como el país con el mayor número de asesinatos de personas defensoras en el mundo. En 2017, entre 106 y 126 personas defensoras perdieron la vida ante la incapacidad del Estado para protegerlas.

15 May 2018 description

Geneva-Paris-Buenaventura, May 15, 2018 - Defending human rights remains a high-risk activity in Colombia, making it the deadliest country in the world for human rights defenders. In 2017, between 106 and 126 defenders lost their lives due to the State’s inability to protect them. These are the conclusions of the report of the Observatory (OMCT-FIDH), presented today in Buenaventura, a place that experiences all the risksfaced by defenders in the country.

20 Sep 2017 description

To Permanent Representatives of Members and Observer States of the UN Human Rights Council

Geneva, 19 September 2017

RE: Renewing the Mandate of the Commission of Inquiry on Burundi and Ensuring Accountability for Serious Crimes

02 Jun 2017 description

Many Groups Likely to Close Despite Growing Need for Services

(Beirut)—The following statement was issued by eight nongovernmental organizations, including Human Rights Watch, on June 2, 2017, concerning Egypt’s repressive new law to regulate nongovernmental groups:

26 May 2017 description

Geneva, 25 May 2017

RE: Addressing the pervasive human rights crisis in Ethiopia

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to persistent and grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia and the pressing need to support the establishment of an independent, impartial and international investigation into atrocities committed by security forces to suppress peaceful protests and independent dissent.

14 Feb 2017 description

(14 February 2017) Dr. Mudawi Ibrahim Adam, a prominent Sudanese human rights defender, has been unlawfully detained for over two months, held by the National Intelligence and Security Services (NISS) at Khartoum’s Kober Prison without charge or access to legal representation, 39 human rights groups and activists said.

13 Dec 2016 description

Ginebra-Paris, 13 de diciembre de 2016. La campaña de ataques contra UDEFEGUA evidencia el grave deterioro de la situación para las defensoras y los defensores de derechos humanos en Guatemala y la necesidad de un compromiso firme de las autoridades guatemaltecas en la protección de quiénes defienden derechos humanos en el país, denunció hoy el Observatorioparala Protecciónde losDefensores deDerechos Humanos (OMCT-FIDH).

09 Dec 2016 description

(Kinshasa) – The European Union and United States should expand targeted sanctions against those most responsible for recent violent repression and other serious human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, a coalition of 72 Congolese and 15 international human rights organizations said today.

01 Dec 2016 description

Panama City-Geneva-Paris-Tegucigalpa, December 1, 2016 - Everyday in Honduras, human rights defenders face killings, threats and criminalisation. The Honduran authorities must show genuine political willingness to confront this crisis, urge today the Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders (an OMCT - FIDH partnership), Honduran human rights organisations CEHPRODEC, CIPRODEH, COFADEH and the International Platform Against Impunity.

01 Dec 2016 description

Ciudad de Panamá-Ginebra-Paris-Tegucigalpa, 1 de diciembre de 2016 - Asesinatos, amenazas y criminalización es la realidad cotidiana para las personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Honduras. Las autoridades hondureñas deben mostrar una real voluntad política para hacer frente a esta crisis, según denunciaron hoy el Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos (OMCT-FIDH), CEHPRODEC, CIPRODEH, COFADEH y la Plataforma Internacional contra la Impunidad.

25 Nov 2016 description

Sixty organisations call on the Egyptian government to cease silencing civil society, and to allow NGOs to conduct their mandates within Egypt’s constitutional framework and in full respect of its international legal commitments to freedom of association.

13 Sep 2016 description

Your Excellency,

The undersigned civil society organisations write to draw your attention to grave violations of human rights in Ethiopia, including the recent crackdown on largely peaceful protests in the Oromia and Amhara regions.

As the UN Human Rights Council prepares to convene for its 33rd session between 13 – 30 September 2016, we urge your delegation to prioritise and address through joint and individual statements the escalating human rights crisis in Ethiopia.

An escalating human rights crisis in Oromia and Amhara Regions

13 Jul 2016 description

El Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos, programa conjunto de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) y de la FIDH, solicita su intervención URGENTE ante la siguiente situación en Colombia.

Descripción de la situación:

04 Apr 2016 description

(31 March 2016) The efforts of the Government of Sudan to obstruct the engagement of civil society activists in a United Nations (UN)-led human rights review of the country is unacceptable and shows blatant contempt not just for human rights defenders in Sudan, but to human rights standards and the UN Human Rights Council, 36 Sudanese and international groups and seven prominent Sudanese individuals said today.

09 Sep 2015 description

El Observatorio para la Protección de los Defensores de Derechos Humanos, programa conjunto de la Organización Mundial Contra la Tortura (OMCT) y de la Federación Internacional de Derechos Humanos (FIDH), solicita su intervención URGENTE ante la siguiente situación en México.

Descripción de la situación: