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Organ Trade News

Europe aims to clamp down on human organ trade


Europe's multi-national human rights organization, is discussing a draft convention banning the trafficking of human organs. Still, the criminal practice could take years to stop.

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Organ trade thrives among desperate Syrian refugees in Lebanon


In the shadow of the Syrian civil war, a growing number of refugees are surviving in Lebanon by illegally selling their own organs. But the exchange comes at a huge cost.

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Organ Trafficking Q&A: 'British patients offered illegal kidneys'


British patients are reportedly being offered illegally trafficked kidneys by an "international organ dealer". Secret recording shows 'international organ dealer".

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Child sold for 'organ harvesting'


A young girl has been smuggled out of Africa and sold for organ harvesting into the UK.

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'Tales from the Organ Trade'


'Tales From the Organ Trade' (Canada): a Canadian film by Esther Bienstock, narrated by David Cronenberg.

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International Symposium

21 November 2014

Europol, The Hague,The Netherlands

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