The Organ Trade

There are not yet exact figures for in human beings for the organ trade in France. Though undoubtedly rare compared to, for example, the high level of sexual exploitation, organ trafficking has no less of a global dimension with the development of transplant tourism and the internet (classified ads etc).

Socio-economic disparities and the shortage of organs are certainly the causes of trafficking for the organ trade.

According to article 225-4-1 of the French Penal Code, trafficking, and particular trafficking human beings in order to use their organs, is punishable by seven years in prison and a fine of €150,000 or more. While it is possible to donate organs, the purchase or sale thereof is forbidden by the principle that the human body is not property, which itself is derived from the principle of human dignity.

News

Premiere of the film #DEVENIR (Become) followed by a debate: Monday, December 4, 2017, from 18h to 21h at the Bar of Paris

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Agenda

Thursday 01, February 2018:Next plenary meeting of the Collective "Together against trafficking in human beings

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In Pictures

#INVISIBLES: A film to denounce child trafficking

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Publications

Child victims of trafficking in France

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