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Organ Trafficking

In the UN Convention Against Transnational Organized Crime and its supporting document, the Protocol to Prevent, Suppress, and Punish Trafficking in Persons, Especially Women and Children (often shortened to the Trafficking in Persons Protocol), the concept of organ trafficking is included in the definition of the broader term human trafficking, which refers to

the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation. Exploitation shall include, at a ...

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