Organ Trafficking

Organ trafficking in UK on the rise

Xavier Symons | 14 March 2015 | Comments
tags: organ trafficking, UK
A number of cases of organ trafficking have been reported in the UK.

Islamic State rumoured to fund war with organ trafficking

Xavier Symons | 14 December 2014 | Comments
tags: Islamic State, organ trafficking
A doctor in Mosul has told Al-Monitor that a large-scale racket was being run out of local hospitals.

Serbian soldiers were killed for organs - EU task force

Xavier Symons | 15 August 2014 | Comments
tags: Kosovo, organ trafficking
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.

Calls for regulation as Iran’s kidney trade spirals out of control

Xavier Symons | 08 August 2014 | Comments
tags: Iran, organ markets, organ trafficking, organ transplantation
The peak body overseeing Iran’s kidney trade is lobbying the government for tighter regulation on foreign nationals procuring kidney transplants.

No organised organ trafficking during Kosovo War - EU investigation

Xavier Symons | 27 June 2014 | Comments
tags: forced organ harvesting, Kosovo, organ trafficking
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 honoured for alerting world to organ trafficking

Michael Cook | 14 December 2013 | Comments
tags: organ trafficking
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.

European convention on organ trafficking on the way

Michael Cook | 23 November 2013 | Comments
tags: 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.

Syrian refugees selling kidneys to survive

Michael Cook | 16 November 2013 | Comments
tags: Lebanon, organ trafficking, Syria
An influx of destitute Syrian refugees has made Lebanon a hub for organ trafficking.

Stolen babies may be trafficked for organs in Guatemala

Michael Cook | 11 August 2013 | Comments
tags: Guatemala, organ trafficking
Guatemalan children are being stolen for illegal adoptions and organ trafficking

Costa Rican organ trafficking exposed

Xavier Symons | 23 June 2013 | Comments
tags: Costa Rica, organ trafficking
Is Costa Rica a hub for organ trafficking?

Five convictions for Kosovo organ trafficking

Michael Cook | 02 May 2013 | Comments
tags: Kosovo, 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.

Tales from the Organ Trade

Michael Cook | 19 April 2013 | Comments
tags: organ trafficking
"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 uni to investigate study of organ trafficking

Michael Cook | 01 December 2012 | Comments
tags: Netherlands, organ trafficking
Dutch university to study growing problem

“Don’t let them put you under!”

Michael Cook | 07 September 2012 | Comments
tags: films, organ trafficking
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 arrest 127 in organ trafficking bust

Michael Cook | 11 August 2012 | Comments
tags: China, organ trafficking
Chinese police have arrested 137 people, including 18 doctors, in the latest crackdown on human organ trafficking.

Israeli sentenced in first US organ trafficking conviction

Michael Cook | 20 July 2012 | Comments
tags: organ trafficking
The first US conviction for organ trafficking has ended in a two-and-a-half year jail sentence for an Israeli citizen living in New York.

European crisis boosts illegal trade in body parts

Jared Yee | 09 June 2012 | Comments
tags: organ market, organ trafficking, organ transplants
The financial crisis in Europe has sparked an increase in the trade of human body parts, as families and individuals scramble to put food on the table.

Organ trading, donation make headlines

Jared Yee | 02 June 2012 | Comments
tags: organ market, organ trafficking, transplant surgery
A worldwide illegal trade in kidneys is sharply expanding, according to the World Health Organisation.

China to stop harvesting convict organs

Jared Yee | 31 March 2012 | Comments
tags: China, organ donation, organ trafficking, organ transplants
China officials plan to end organ harvesting from death-row inmates, in a move to reform an organ donation system which has for many years relied heavily on prisoners.

Bengladeshi organ trafficking revealed

Michael Cook | 23 March 2012 | Comments
tags: Bangladesh, organ trafficking
A Michigan State University anthropologist from Bangladesh has published the first in-depth study describing the often horrific experiences of poor people who were victims of organ trafficking.

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