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Trafficking in human organs: Council of Europe convention enters into force

Secretary General Jagland calls on states to join the treaty
Strasbourg 01/03/2018
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Trafficking in human organs: Council of Europe convention enters into force

The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs (CETS n°216) entered into force today.  

The convention is the first international treaty aimed at preventing and combating trafficking in human organs.

Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomed the entry into force of the convention and called on states from Europe and beyond to join it without delay.

 “The dirty business of human organ trafficking causes serious human rights violations that we need to prevent and combat vigourously...”