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Statement on organtrafficking in Chinese

The-Pontifical-Academy-of-Sciences- -February-13-2017教皇科学院打击人体器官买卖和移植旅游全球峰会声明 | February 21, 2017
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根据联合国大会与世界卫生大会有关决议,秉承2015年世界各大城市市长参加的梵蒂冈峰会,以及2014年各大宗教界领袖反对现代奴役的联合宣言,依照教皇方济各2016年6月在反对人口贩卖和有组织犯罪法官峰会上的陈述:“国际法、各国法律、全球的宗教、政治和社会领袖需要认识到人体器官买卖和以获取器官为目的的人口贩卖是一种反人类的罪行”,参加教皇科学院打击器官买卖和移植旅游全球峰会并签署声明的各国代表集体郑重宣布,我们将联合全世界所有与移植事业有关的责任方共同打击这种反人类的罪行。...

Improving organ donation & transplantation while preventing organtrafficking: challenge for Bangladesh

The-Daily-Star- -February-19-2017The Daily Star | February 19, 2017
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By Porimol Palma

What if Kidneys Fail? Law stands in way of transplantation

At 23, her life should have been full of colours but instead it is as pale as it could get. This spring has brought her no joy at all.

Organtrafficking in Egypt - where poverty and weak law enforcement are underlying factors, "legal markets" are...

The-Arab-Weekly- -February-18-2017The Arab Weekly | February 18, 2017
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By Ibrahim Ouf

Egypt struggles to stem organ trafficking

Efforts to stem organ traffick­ing may fail because of socio-economic conditions in Egypt.

DICG joins Vatican call against organ trafficking and transplant tourism

The-Pontifical-Academy-of-Sciences- -February-13-2017The Pontifical Academy of Sciences | February 13, 2017
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On 7-8 February, the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) Executive, representatives of the DICG board and of its membership participated in a Summit on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism convened by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in the Vatican City.

A Statement was released which calls upon governments, ministries of health, judiciary systems, religious leaders, professional healthcare associations, and the general public to condemn human trafficking for the purpose of organ removal and organ trafficking and acknowledge them as ‘crimes against humanity’. The Statement proposes specific measures to combat and prevent these crimes and to protect their victims.

Together with the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism, a key reference for the Statement, this Summit represents a milestone in the fight against practices that violate fundamental human rights, represent a threat to individual and public health and tarnish the magnificence of transplantation. The statement is available from the Pontifical Academy of Sciences here.

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