Trafficking in Organs

Director: ART
Year: 2004
Country: UK
Rating: N/A

Filed under: Organ Trafficking, Documentary

"Should the poor provide for the health of the rich? Should the price of alleviating poverty be human health?", asked Ruth-Gaby Vermot-Mangold, Parliamentary Assembly rapporteur on Trafficking in Organs, at the presentation of a television documentary, Organs to be Sold, in the presence of the French Minister for Families. "International criminal organisations have identified trafficking in organs as a lucrative ‘gap' in the market, putting pressure on people in extreme poverty to resort to selling their organs. The film suggests that society should fight this abject form of exploiting the most destitute at pan-European level, particularly by drafting an additional protocol to the future European Convention on Action against Trafficking in Human Beings". (Aired French-German channel ART, 20 January 2004)

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