• Home
  • News
  • Headline News

Headline News

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
[read the statement]


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

The-Daily-Star- -February-19-2017The Daily Star | February 19, 2017
[read the article]

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
[read the article]

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
[read the statement]

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.

  • ##########

DICG Login