Counterfeiting of medical products (MEDICRIME)

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

Secretariat Contacts


Meetings of the Ad hoc Committee on Counterfeiting of Medical Products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (PC-ISP) in 2009

A new plenary committee (PC-ISP) with the participation of all member states, Observers and other International Organisations was created in 2009 to negotiate and finalise the draft Convention on Counterfeit Pharmaceutical Products and Similar Crimes Involving Threats to Public Health. Two negotiating sessions were held in 2009. The terms of reference of this committee expired on 31 December 2009. The Convention is expected to be opened for signature in 2010.

First meeting, 2-5 June 2009
Working Documents
Terms of reference
Draft agenda
Draft order of business
Draft convention (26 February 2009)
Elements of the explanatory report

Key issues related to the draft convention
Second meeting, 1-4 September 2009
Working Documents Draft agenda
Draft convention (25 June 2009)
Draft explanatory report to the convention
Meeting report of 1st meeting
Study by Mr Debrulle on jurisdiction and extradition
Presentation by Mr Tsang on medical devices in the EU