International Round Table – 25 September 2015 – Vienna
Health and Gender Aspects and Implications of Human Trafficking
Organ Removal and Establishment of Health Focal Points
It was a great pleasure to organise the International Round Table on ‘Health and Gender Aspects and Implications of Human Trafficking – Organ Removal and Establishment of Health Focal Points’ that was hold in Vienna on 25 September 2015 in the framework of the ‘Regional Implementation Initiative 2015’.
As of 2007, a conservative estimate was that 5% of the approximately 100,000 organs transplanted annually were derived from exploiting the poorest and most vulnerable people in society.* Anti-trafficking efforts including domestic laws have since contributed to a modest reduction, though not to the elimination, of this harmful practice. How can we better engage medical professional societies to collaborate with governments and others in combating organ sales, tranplant tourism, and trafficking in human organs?
As participation of the medical field in the fight against human trafficking is limited to and dependent on those actively engaged in NGOs and governments, we would like to raise awareness throughout the entire medical field and discuss the setting up of national Focal Points where health professionals can seek out information and help when dealing with victims of human trafficking.
Renowned international experts from OSCE, Council of Europe, NGOs, Law enforcement, Universities etc. will provided expertise and practice-oriented know how, and discussed with participants good and bad practice examples as well as possible sustainable Solutions.
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Related Documents & Links (updated 09.03.2016):
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS (click to download):
ASSESSMENT TOOLKIT – Trafficking in Persons for the Purpose of Organ Removal, UNODC, 2015
Global Report on Trafficking in Persons, UNODC, 2014
Data and info on trafficking in persons for organ removal on pages: 5, 9, 16, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 62, 68, 72, 78.
Report/Occasional Paper: Trafficking in Human Beings for the Purpose of Organ Removal in the OSCE Region: Analysis and Findings, 9 July 2013
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs, adopted by the Committee of Ministers on 9 July 2014.
The HOTT-Project (new study added!):
Combating trafficking in persons for the purpose of organ removal
Publication of research results and recommendations:
The book starts with a foreword by Prof. Scheper-Hughes and a literature review (Chapter I). This is followed by an interview study on patients who purchased kidney transplants abroad (Chapter II), an empirical study of prosecuted criminal cases (Chapter III), recommendations to improve non-legislative responses (Chapter IV) and indicators for law enforcement, transplant professionals and victim support workers to identify the crime (Chapter V).
Download the Project Book by clicking the link: HOTT_Project book_2016
EU Strategy for the Danube Region (EUSDR)
Women´s Health Program of the City of Vienna
Brochure: Recommendations for the Establishment of National Focal Points