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The Convention calls on governments to establish as a criminal offence the illegal removal of human organs from living or deceased donors:
where the removal is performed without the free, informed and specific consent of the living or deceased donor, or, in the case of the deceased donor, without the removal being authorised under its domestic law;
The Convention also provides protection measures and compensation for victims as well as prevention measures to ensure transparency and equitable access to transplantation services.
Due to its worldwide scope, the Convention will be open for signature by member States and non-member States of the Council of Europe.
The Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs has been adopted by the Committee of Ministers at its 1205th meeting, on 9 July 2014. The ceremony for the opening for signature will take place in Santiago de Compostela (Spain) on 25 March 2015.
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The purpose of this Convention is to prevent, detect, punish and discipline the manipulation of sports competitions, as well as enhance the exchange of information and national and international cooperation between the public authorities concerned, and with sports organisations and sports betting operators. The Convention calls on governments to adopt measures, including legislation, notably:
Prevent conflicts of interest in sports betting operators and sports organisations;
Sports organisations and competition organisers are also required to adopt and implement stricter rules to combat corruption, sanctions and proportionate disciplinary and dissuasive measures in the event of offences, as well as good governance principles. The Convention also provides safeguards for informants and witnesses.
The Council of Europe Convention on the Manipulation of Sports Competitions has been adopted by the Committee of Ministers at its 1205th meeting, on 9 July 2014, and has been open for signature on 18 September 2014, on the occasion of the 13th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers responsible for Sport which took place in Magglingen (Switzerland).
More information available on the website of the Enlarged Partial Agreement on Sports (EPAS).