The MEDICRIME Convention in the CoE Strategic Framework for the next four years

16 July 2021

On 21 May 2021, Foreign Affairs Ministers of the 47 Council of Europe member states have agreed on a Strategic Framework for the organisation for the next four years at their annual session. In the Strategic Framework, the Ministers stressed the importance of multilateral co-operation and...

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Achievements of the NA FAMED project

12 July 2021 Strasbourg

On 9 July 2021 took place the final event of the first Council of Europe co-operation project devoted to the MEDICRIME Convention, called NA-FAMED (Needs Assessment- Falsified Medical Products). Participants from all over the world were acquainted with the results of the ten-months NA-FAMED...

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New course on the MEDICRIME Convention at the 2021 HELP Network e-Conference

2nd July 2021 Strasbourg

On 2nd July 2021, the new online HELP course on Pharmaceutical crime and the MEDICRIME Convention was presented in the framework of the Council of Europe HELP Programme’s Annual Network Conference. This course provides a condensed overview of the MEDICRIME convention and introduces learners to...

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Final Conference of the NA-FAMED project


On 9 July 2021, the NA FAMED project (Needs Assessment- Falsified Medical Products) will organise its Final Conference to present its achievements. During the conference, the deliverables of the three components that are included in this project will be presented, in particular the promotion of...

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Mali signed the MEDICRIME Convention

29 June 2021 Strasbourg

Mali signed the MEDICRIME Convention. In total, there are 18 Parties to the Convention and another 17 are signatories. Mali is the 8th African country having signed the MEDICRIME Convention.

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Conference: The MEDICRIME Convention: an international instrument to fight counterfeiting pharmaceutical crime in times of COVID-19 pandemic

10 June 2021 Strasbourg

On 8 and 9 June, high-ranking representatives of national police services and other law enforcement authorities examined the role and added value of the MEDICRIME Convention in the investigation of offences related to counterfeiting of medical products, and how the Convention fills the gaps in...

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4th Plenary meeting of the Committee of the Parties of the MEDICRIME Convention

26 May 2021 Strasbourg

The Committee of the Parties of the MEDICRIME Convention is currently holding its fourth Plenary meeting schedule on 26-27 May 2021. During this online meeting, the MEDICRIME Committee will discuss the first monitoring round of the Convention, the establishment of a 24/7 Network and the grant of...

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Round-table: COVID-19 and the Increasing Risks of substandard and falsified Pharmaceutical products in Africa

25 May 2021

The MEDICRIME Convention will be presented during the round table organised by the Brazzaville Foundation to discuss the issues of public health and security arising from the increasing risks of substandard and falsified medical products in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. The event takes place...

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Pharmaceutical crime and MEDICRIME Convention: HELP online course

18 May 2021 Strasbourg

The Council of Europe HELP online course on Pharmaceutical crime and the MEDICRIME Convention has now been published in self-learning format in English only. This course is aimed at assisting legal professionals to appropriately address pharmaceutical crime. In particular, the course helps to...

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Ecuador signed the MEDICRIME Convention

7 May 2021 Strasbourg

Following the invitation of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe last February, Ecuador has signed the MEDICRIME Convention (07/05/2021). Thus, Ecuador is the first American country to join the MEDICRIME family. In total, there are 18 Parties to the Convention and another 16 are...

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