Council of Europe Committee of Ministers Declaration on the MEDICRIME Convention

16 November 2021 Strasbourg

To mark the MEDICRIME Convention’s 10th Anniversary, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe adopted a Declaration reaffirming the key role of the MEDICRIME Convention which was opened for signature in Moscow on 28 October 2011. It underlined how important the Convention is for...

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The Chair of the MEDICRIME Committee addressed the Committee of Ministers

2 November 2021 Strasbourg

On 20 October 2021, Mr Sergei Glagolev, Deputy Minister of Health (Russian Federation) and Chair of the Committee of Parties to the MEDICRIME Convention, addressed the Committee of Ministers’ representatives to underline the importance of the Convention as the only international instrument on the...

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10 years of the MEDICRIME Convention

29 October 2021 France

28 October 2021 marks the 10th Anniversary of the opening for signature in Moscow of the MEDICRIME Convention. An online event will be organised on 2 December 2021 to celebrate this milestone. We will examine the MEDICRIME Convention’s achievements, challenges and added value for the Parties...

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1st HELP course on the MEDICRIME Convention launched in the Western Balkans region

25 October 2021 Bosnia and Herzegovina

On 18 October 2021, the HELP course on the MEDICRIME Convention was launched for legal professionals in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This action, developed by the HELP Programme, was addressed to 17 judges and prosecutors, in the framework of the project “Initiative for legal certainty and efficient...

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The MEDICRIME Convention at the 14th EHFCN International Conference

18 October 2021

On 18 October, Ms Hanne Juncher, Head of the Action against Crime Department at the Council of Europe has intervened at the 14th EHFCN International Conference “How to enhance integrity in the health sector in changing societies: tackling fraud, waste and corruption to ensure the right to...

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The Republic of North Macedonia signed the MEDICRIME Convention

27 September 2021 Strasbourg, France

On 9 September 2021, the Minister of Justice of the Republic of North Macedonia, Mr Bojan MARICHIKJ, signed the MEDICRIME Convention in the presence of the Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić. To date, the Convention has been ratified by 18 States and another 18 are signatories.

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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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