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Organ Trafficking from Uganda to India via Kenya

Woman on trial for stealing human kidney Daily Monitor | 17 April 2018
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By Juliet Kigongo

Woman on trial for stealing human kidney

A woman has been committed to the High Court for trial on charges of aggravated human trafficking and luring her shop attendant into donating his kidney to her husband. Miria Rwigambwa, a businesswoman in Mbarara District is accused by Brian Arinaitwe of duping and facilitating him to India for removal of his body part. The accused appeared before Nakawa Grade One Magistrate, Noah Sajjabi who committed her to the High Court for trial...

Council of Europe Statement on the Global Kidney Exchange Concept

CoE Statement on GKE

STATEMENT ON THE GLOBAL KIDNEY EXCHANGE CONCEPT


To download a copy of the statement, please click here.


The concept of Global Kidney Exchange (GKE) has been recently proposed as a means to increase the number of donor-recipient pairs that can benefit from kidney exchange programmes in highincome countries (HIC). The Council of Europe Committee on Organ Transplantation (CD-P-TO) with the support of the Council of Europe Committee on Bioethics (DHBIO) has carefully studied the GKE proposal. Read their conclusions here.

DICG Public Consultation to the Update of the Declaration of Istanbul extended deadline

Update extended April

Participate in the DICG public consultation concerning the Declaration of Istanbul (2018 Edition)


To view the draft DoI (2018 Edition) and provide your feedback via our survey, please click here.

Deadline 20 April 2018


To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of Istanbul (DoI), a working group of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) has prepared a draft update to the Declaration. The revisions made in this 2018 Edition are intended to ensure that the DoI remains a valuable source of ethical guidance for health professionals and policy makers during the next decade in the face of persisting and emerging challenges in organ trafficking and transplant tourism around the world. To achieve this goal, we need your help.

Please share your time and expertise with us, and provide feedback on our draft documents here.

Council of Europe convention against organ trafficking enters into force

Council of Europe convention against organtrafficking enters into force Council of Europe Convention | 1 March 2018
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By Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs

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

The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs entered into force today in the five first states that have so far ratified it: Albania, Czech Republic, Malta, the Republic of Moldova and Norway.

The convention, the first international treaty aimed at preventing and combating trafficking in human organs, has been signed by another seventeen states...

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