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COMMITTEE OF EXPERTS ON TRAFFICKING IN HUMAN ORGANS, TISSUES AND CELLS (PC-TO)

The PC-TO held 4 meetings in 2012 and has now completed its mandate


As demonstrated in the 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 from 2009, the trafficking in human organs, tissues and cells is a problem of global proportions that violates basic human rights and constitutes a direct threat to individual and public health.

Under the authority of the European Committee on Crime Problems (CDPC) and taking into account the Council of Europe Convention of Human Rights and Biomedicine and its Additional Protocol concerning Transplantation of Organs and Tissues of Human Origin, the Council of Europe Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings, the WHO Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation, the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, the joint Council of Europe/United Nations Study “Trafficking in organs, tissues and cells and trafficking in human beings for the purpose of the removal of organs” and the additional opinion of the Steering Committee on Bioethics (CDBI), the European Committee of Crime Problems (CDPC) and the European Committee on Transplantation of Organs (CD-P-TO) prepared by experts of the three steering committees, the PC-TO shall prepare i) a draft criminal law convention against trafficking in human organs and, if appropriate, ii) a draft additional protocol to the aforesaid draft criminal law convention against trafficking in human tissues and cells (terms of reference).

 
 


The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs was adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 9 July 2014

Convention | Explanatory Report

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The CDPC approved the draft Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs at its 63rd plenary session on 4-7 December 2012


 4th and final meeting of the PC-TO Strasbourg, 15-19 October 2012
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Agenda
- List of participants

 3rd meeting of the PC-TO
Strasbourg, 26-29 June 2012
- Agenda
- List of participants

2nd meeting of the PC-TO
Strasbourg, 6-9 March 2012
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- List of Participants

1st meeting of the PC-TO
Strasbourg, 13-16 December 2011
- Agenda
- List of participants

To access the PC-TO Collaborative Space: click here