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28 Nov 2022 12:03:00
MEDICRIME Convention presented to Ms Rose Mutombo Kiese, Minister of Justice of the Democratic Republic of CongoKinshasa 08/11/2022
The Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and other similar...
15 Nov 2022 11:15:00
The MEDICRIME Convention presented to the national authorities from the Democratic Republic of CongoDemocratic Republic of Congo 14/11/2022
The MEDICRIME Convention was presented to the national authorities from the Democratic Republic...
02 Nov 2022 17:17:00Strasbourg 27/10/2022
On 27 October 2022, the MEDICRIME Convention was presented to representatives of national...
26 Oct 2022 16:24:00Strasbourg 26/10/2022
A new technical co-operation project entitled “Countering falsified medical products-Global...
11 Oct 2022 09:46:00Strasbourg 10/10/2022
The Togolese Republic has been invited by the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to...
"In recent years, occurrences of counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes have increased worldwide. These crimes endanger public health, and affect patients and their confidence in the legal marketplace.
Even more profitable than drug trafficking, this new form of crime has an undeniable advantage for criminals: they go largely unpunished or receive only mild sanctions. Even when states take strict measures to regulate the production and distribution of medical products and devices, these measures often prove insufficient, especially when criminal networks find gaps in national legislations allowing them to make substantial profits at the expense of people’s lives and health. The MEDICRIME Convention was drafted to protect vulnerable patients and their right to safe access to medicines of appropriate quality, and to fight against organised crime. As the first and only international treaty dealing with this problem, the convention aims at prosecuting the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes, protecting the rights of victims and promoting national and international co-operation."
Deputy Secretary General of the Council of Europe