Details of Treaty No.211

Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health
Title Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health
Reference CETS No.211
Opening of the treaty Moscow, 28/10/2011  - Special conditions of opening for signature
Entry into Force 01/01/2016  - 5 Ratifications including at least 3 member States of the Council of Europe
Summary

The "Medicrime Convention" is the first international criminal law instrument to oblige States Parties to criminalise:

  • the manufacturing of counterfeit medical products;
  • supplying, offering to supply and trafficking in counterfeit medical products;
  • the falsification of documents;
  • the unauthorised manufacturing or supplying of medicinal products and the placing on the market of medical devices which do not comply with conformity requirements.

The Convention provides a framework for national and international co-operation across the different sectors of the public administration, measures for coordination at national level, preventive measures for use by public and private sectors and protection of victims and witnesses. Furthermore, it foresees the establishment of a monitoring body to oversee the implementation of the Convention by the States Parties.

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