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Spanish police uncover human organ trafficking ring


Spanish police arrested 5 non-Spaniard people who were allegedly involved in a human organ trafficking ring. This organisation paid poor migrants up to €40,000 to donate their kidneys or liver parts.

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Cash for Kidneys: The Case for a Market for Organs


According to the autors, there is a clear remedy for the growing shortage of organ donors.

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Can China stop Organ Trafficking?


Bowing to international pressure over the past five years, the Chinese have recently introduced measures to reduce the number of executions and to curb organ tourism. Does it work?

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Lebanon's black market in refugee organs


Today kidneys are sold in Beirut for $670, a tempting sum for desperate Syrian refugees. Syrians in neighbouring Lebanon are exploited in many ways and vulnerable to illegal trade in human organs.

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International Symposium

21 November 2014

Europol, The Hague,The Netherlands

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