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Egypt laws on organ trafficking progress

Eygpt law changeEgypt Today | 24 June, 2017
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By Egypt Today Staff

Gross penalties for human organ trafficking in new law

The recently amended law on human organ transplant includes severe penalties for human organ trafficking and for violating the rules and provisions on organ transplant and transfer. The House of Representatives approved a proposed law submitted by the government to amend some provisions of Law No. 5 of 2010 on organ transplant on 12 June, 2017...

Bangladesh continues work on transplant laws to support organ donation and prevent organ trafficking

Bangladesh More family MembersThe Daily Star | 18 June, 2017
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By The Daily Star Staff Correspondent

More family members can donate organs says draft law on transplant

The cabinet approved a draft law expanding the list of relatives who could donate organs to a person. The draft also mentions stricter rules to check organ trafficking and trade. Once the law is enforced, grandparents, grandchildren, and first cousins would be able to donate organs. The existing law allows only parents, spouses, children, siblings and blood-related aunts and uncles to donate...

Help Australia take action against organ trafficking

Inquiry-into-Human-Organ-Trafficking-and-Organ-Transplant-TourismThe Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Parliament
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Help Australia take action against organ trafficking

The Human Rights Sub-Committee of the Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade has commenced an inquiry into international human organ trafficking. The inquiry will examine how the Australian legal system deters organ trafficking and what more can be done to prevent this offence from occurring both in Australia and internationally.

Contribute to parliamentary inquiry by making a submission and encourage others to do so. Follow link to contribute...

Sustainable development part of the solution to organ trafficking at UN

Media27July2017IISD | 27 June, 2017
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By Ana Maria Lebada

Governments, Stakeholders Advise Leveraging SDGs to Combat Human Trafficking

Multi-stakeholder participants gathered for a one-day informal interactive hearing convened by the UNGA President in preparation for a High-Level Meeting on the Appraisal of 2010’s UN Global Plan of Action to Combat Trafficking in Persons.

Many participants noted that three of the SDGs (5.2, 8.7 and 16.2) address human trafficking, and outlined the need to consider this issue in a multidisciplinary and comprehensive way...

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