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Council of Europe Statement on the Global Kidney Exchange Concept

CoE Statement on GKE


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)

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Deadline 20 April 2018


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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...

Authorities catch up with Israeli criminal involved in Kosovo organ trafficking

Israeli organ-smuggling mastermind arrested in Cyprus [read the article]


Israeli organ-smuggling ‘mastermind’ arrested in Cyprus

PRISTINA, Kosovo — The Israeli ringleader of a global gang of organ traffickers has been arrested in Cyprus, Kosovan police said on Saturday.

Moshe Harel is suspected of organizing dozens of illegal kidney transplants at the Medicus clinic in the capital Pristina in 2008, and is the man being held, according to local media...

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