Tunisia signs the MEDICRIME Convention

7 February 2024 Strasbourg

Today, Tunisia has signed the MEDICRIME Convention. In total, there are 23 Parties to the Convention and another 20 are signatories. Tunisia is the 10th African country having signed the MEDICRIME Convention.

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The Council of Europe´s MEDICRIME Committee adopts a MEDICRIME strategy for 2024-2025

15 January 2024 Strasbourg

Responding to the evolving nature of counterfeit/falsified medical products and other similar crimes involving threats to public health in Europe and beyond, the Council of Europe´s MEDICRIME Committee adopted a MEDICRIME strategy for 2024-2025 which offers new tools and concrete responses to...

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Senegal and Cameroon: new requests for accession to the MEDICRIME convention

13 December 2023 Strasbourg

On 13 December 2023, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe invited Senegal and Cameroon to sign and ratify the Council of Europe Convention on counterfeiting of medical products and similar offences threatening public health, know as the MEDICRIME convention. This invitation is...

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7th Plenary meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the MEDICRIME Convention

29 November 2023 Strasbourg

The Committee of the Parties of the MEDICRIME Convention held its seventh Plenary meeting (28-29 November 2023). During this meeting, the MEDICRIME Committee adopted both a Guidance Note on the term “counterfeit” and the MEDICRIME Strategy 2024-2025 to combat falsified medical products. Moreover,...

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Conference “The MEDICRIME Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and the protection of public health in Italy", Brescia, Italy, 16-17 November 2023

17 November 2023 Brescia, Italy

The Council of Europe, in co-operation with the Università degli Studi di Brescia - Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza-, organised a conference entitled “The MEDICRIME Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and the protection of public health in Italy" held in Brescia, Italy, on 16-17...

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The Republic of Slovakia signs the MEDICRIME Convention

24 October 2023 Strasbourg

Today, The Slovak Republic has signed the MEDICRIME Convention. In total, there are 23 Parties to the Convention and another 19 are signatories. The Slovak Republic is the 14th European country having signed the MEDICRIME Convention.

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Cyprus deposits the instrument of ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention

05/09/2023 Strasbourg

Cyprus has deposited the instrument of ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention. The Convention will enter into force concerning Cyprus on 1 January 2024. Cyprus is the 15th Council of Europe Member State to have ratified the MEDICRIME Convention. The number of Parties to this treaty thus...

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Ivory Coast deposits the instrument of ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention

20 July 2023 Strasbourg, France

The Ivory Coast has deposited the instrument of ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention. The Convention will enter into force concerning the Ivory Coast on 1 November 2023. The Ivory Coast is the 8th non-Council of Europe Member State to have ratified the MEDICRIME Convention. The number of...

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Raising awareness of the MEDICRIME Convention among custom authorities

07/06/2023 Strasbourg

A workshop on the MEDICRIME Convention was held on 1 and 2 June 2023. More than 120 customs representatives from 13 francophone countries (Benin, Burkina -Faso, Central African Republic, Republic Democratic of Congo, Cameroon, Republic of Congo (Brazzaville), France, Ivory Coast, Mali, Niger,...

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The Republic of the Congo signs the MEDICRIME Convention

05/06/2023 Strasbourg

Today, The Republic of the Congo has signed the MEDICRIME Convention. In total, there are 21 Parties to the Convention and another 20 are signatories. The Republic of the Congo is the 9th African country having signed the MEDICRIME Convention.

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