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High-Level International Conference on the fight against Trafficking in Human Organs

 25-26 March 2015
Santiago de Compostela, Spain
 


The Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Spanish authorities, organised a high-level International Conference on the fight against trafficking in human organs, which took place on 25 - 26 March 2015 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

During this conference, and following the decision of the Committee of Ministers, the Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs was opened for signature on 25 March 2015. Member States of the Council of Europe and States outside Europe were invited to sign the Convention on this occasion.

The Conference brought together governmental experts and policy-makers responsible for combating trafficking in human organs, as well as representatives of international organisations and academic experts, to share their experience.

The aims of the Conference were:
- to share the views, concerns and approaches of the different stakeholders that participate in the fight against trafficking in human organs;
- to discuss the benefits and challenges in ratifying the Convention;
- to encourage states to sign and ratify the Convention.
 

 
DocumENTS
  Programme:
English | Français | Español | Русский
Concept paper:
English | Français | Español | Русский
Fact sheet of the Conference:
English | Français| Español | Русский
Conclusions:
English | Français | Español | Русский
Practical information file:
English | Français | Español | Русский
List of participants:
English - Français

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CONFERENCE CONTACTS
Mr Oscar Alarcón Jiménez
Secretary of the Conference
DGI – Human Rights and Rule of Law
Tel: +33 3 90 21 46 74

Ms Dominique Wulfran, Assistant,
DGI – Human Rights and Rule of Law
Tel: +33 3 90 21 50 35

Ms Hasmik Arshakyan, Assistant
DGI – Human Rights and Rule of Law
Tel: +33 3 88 41 20 73


JOINT EVENT: WALKING AGAINST ORGAN TRAFFICKING
More information



 
Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organ


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Joint Council of Europe / United Nations Study on trafficking in organs, tissues and cells and trafficking in human beings for the purpose of the removal of organs

 
Press
The entire Conference was open to the press.
Press release

Contact person:
Mr Jaime Rodriguez Murphy
Media Officer, Directorate of Communications,
Council of Europe
Tel. +33 3 90 21 47 04


USEFUL LINKS
European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC)
Committee of Experts on Trafficking in human organs, tissues and cells (PC-TO)
Committee on Bioethics (DH-BIO)
Group of Experts on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings (GRETA)