In the face of continuing economic hardship Iraqis have turned to the illegal organ trade.
Proof found in documents captured by US commandos
Claims that they are too weak to work and rebuild their homes
Two Canadian researchers insist that there is sufficient evidence to believe claims of organ harvesting.
Fourteen European nations have signed the first international treaty on organ trafficking.
A number of cases of organ trafficking have been reported in the UK.
A doctor in Mosul has told Al-Monitor that a large-scale racket was being run out of local hospitals.
An EU investigation into criminal activity during the 1999 Kosovo war has found that several Serbian soldiers were killed by Albanian militants for the purposes of organ trafficking.
The peak body overseeing Iran’s kidney trade is lobbying the government for tighter regulation on foreign nationals procuring kidney transplants.
An EU investigation into organ trafficking in Albania is said to have found no evidence linking the Kosovo Liberation Army to forced organ harvesting.
Anthropologist Nancy Scheper-Hughes, of the University of California Berkeley, has been honored by the American Anthropological Association with its first ever Anthropology in Public Policy Award for her trailblazing work on the dark practice of human organ trafficking.
The Council of Europe, the leading organistion for human right in Europe, is drafting a convention to ban organ trafficking which could come into force next year.
An influx of destitute Syrian refugees has made Lebanon a hub for organ trafficking.
Guatemalan children are being stolen for illegal adoptions and organ trafficking
Is Costa Rica a hub for organ trafficking?
Five people have been convicted of organ trafficking in Kosovo by the European Union court which runs the legal system in the quasi-independent territory.
"If I can't find a donor in this country I have to decide whether I'm willing to take on my soul the ethical burden of purchasing a kidney from somebody, or to die," says says a patient in a new documentary about the organ trade. See the trailer.
Dutch university to study growing problem
Coma is a recent four-hour TV mini-series based on the 1978 Michael Crichton thriller about a young medical student who discovers that something sinister is going on in her hospital after routine procedures send more than a few seemingly healthy patients into comas on the operating table.
Chinese police have arrested 137 people, including 18 doctors, in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking.
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