Counterfeiting of medical products (MEDICRIME)

Facebook  Twitter  LinkedIn  Slideshare

Text of the Convention
 Explanatory Report
Status of signatures and ratifications
Map of countries that have signed the Convention
Unofficial translations

Regional Conferences

 Fact sheet
 Medicines on the web - Risks and benefits
 Medicrime Brochure
 Download poster here

 Preparatory work

Handbook for Parliamentarians
EN | FR | RU


 The European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)
The European Pharmacopoeia (EDQM)

Secretariat Contacts

The Council of Europe Convention on Counterfeiting of Medical Products and Similar Crimes involving Threats to Public Health (Medicrime Convention) - Countering the spread of counterfeit medical products

Moscow, 26-28 October 2011

Introduction: This Conference is jointly organised by the competent authorities of the Russian Federation, the Council of Europe’s Directorate General of Human Rights and Legal Affairs (DG-HL) and the European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM), Directorate General of Social Cohesion.

The aim of the conference is to advance significantly the pressing fight against counterfeit medical products and similar crimes at the international level by opening the Medicrime Convention for signature, facilitating its rapid entry into force and effective implementation in Europe and beyond, making the fight against counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes a priority on the political agenda, exchanging views on the practical implementation of the Medicrime Convention into domestic legislation through legislative support and practical measures.

On 26 and 27 October the thematic sessions of the High-Level Conference will take place. The participants in the thematic sessions will include health, judicial, law enforcement and customs authorities, senior officials responsible for policy-making, such as Chief Medical Officers, Chief Pharmaceutical Officers, as well as Heads of Medicines Agencies, representatives of international and European institutions and organisations, key stakeholders from the private sector and associations of healthcare professionals, of consumers and of patients.

The Opening for Signature Ceremony will take place on 28 October (by invitation only)

Opening speech by Mr Philippe Boillat, Director General, Directorate General Human Rights and Rule of Law: [speech] (available in French only)

Conclusions of the Conference

    Sessions I & II
    Session III
    Session IV

Press release (19.10.11)
    Press release (28.10.11)


Abstracts and biographical notes

Conference Venue:
 26-27 October:
 Izmaylovo Concert Hall and Hotel
 105187, Moscow, Izmaylovsky
 highway, 71
Treaty Ceremony:
28 October:
 Reception Villa

 Ministry of Foreign Affairs,
 Spiridonovka 17, Moscow
Medicrime Brochure :
 - English
 - Russian


Final Programme (19/10/2011)


Please note that accommodation in Hotel Alpha, part of the Ismaylovo Hotel Complex, is advisable due to heavy traffic in Moscow.

Booking : Participants can book rooms via

Cell phone: +7 (495) 506-99-33

Fax: +7 (499) 166-46-38,

(The staff speaks English)
On booking, please refer to “MEDICRIME”.

Please note that both the Council of Europe and the host country view accommodation arrangements as private and will not assume any responsibility for them.


Accommodation for Treaty Ceremony

Hotel Marco Polo


Access to hotels
Hotel Alpha:
Nearest Metro “Partizanskaya” (line 3)

Hotel Marco Polo:
To go to the Marco Polo hotel -> Change at Metro “Ploshchad Revolutssi” to connect with the green line (line 2). Go one stop to Metro “Tverskaya”. Marco Polo is a 10 minute walk


For visa support for experts arriving in Moscow on 26-27 October please contact
Ms Antonina Gladkova:
Mr Alexander Denisov:


The working languages of the Conference shall be English, French and Russian with simultaneous interpretation.


The contact persons in the Council of Europe are:
Mr Kristian Bartholin
(; Tel.: +33 (0) 3 88 41 35 68), programme coordination, criminal law matters,

Ms Sabine Walser
(; Tel.: + 33 (0) 3 90 21 42 25), programme co-ordination, public health matters,

Ms Olga Sokol (; Tel: +33 3 (0) 88 41 30 36 and Ms Dominique Wulfran (; Tel: +33 3 (0) 90 21 50 35), logistical matters.


Treaty Office
Basel Conference
Council of Europe Protocol Department