Details of Treaty No.186

Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin
Title Additional Protocol to the Convention on Human Rights and Biomedicine concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin
Reference ETS No.186
Opening of the treaty Strasbourg, 24/01/2002  - Treaty open for signature by the Signatories to Treaty ETS 164
Entry into Force 01/05/2006  - 5 Ratifications including 4 member States.
Summary

The aim of this Protocol is to protect human dignity and integrity, as well as rights and fundamental freedoms, in the face of scientific and medical advances.

The Additional Protocol contains general principles and specific provisions regarding the transplantation of organs and tissues of human origin for therapeutic purposes.

The general principles set out in the Additional Protocol include equitable access to transplantation services for patients, transparent rules for organ allocation, health and safety standards, the prohibition of financial gain by donors, and the need for donors, recipients, health professionals and the public to be properly informed.

The specific provisions cover the removal of organs from living and deceased persons, the use made of the organs and tissues removed, the prohibition of financial gain, confidentiality, and sanctions and compensation.


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