Organ Traffi cking in International Law and Polish Penal Law Cover Image

Handel organami z perspektywy prawa międzynarodowego oraz polskiego prawa karnego
Organ Traffi cking in International Law and Polish Penal Law

Author(s): Julia Kapelańska-Pręgowska, Piotr Chrzczonowicz
Subject(s): Criminal Law, Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
Published by: Kancelaria Sejmu
Keywords: Council of Europe Convention against Traffi cking in Human Organs; illegal transplants; criminal offences; penal code; Polish Transplantation Act

Summary/Abstract: The primary aim of the article is to provide an in-depth analysis of the Council of Europe Conventionagainst Traffi cking in Human Organs, which was opened for signature in March 2015, and to examinePolish criminal legislation in this respect. Additionally, the article outlines the scale and main causes ofthe global problem of illegal transplants. It also presents the Convention from an international law perspective.The analysis performed makes it possible to conclude that the Convention fi lled in a gapin international standards, however its practical impact and effectiveness will proba bly be limited.Regarding Polish legislation, in the authors’ opinion, it is generally compatible with the Convention’saims and provisions, albeit some changes would be required to apply it properly

  • Issue Year: 2015
  • Issue No: 6
  • Page Range: 71-101
  • Page Count: 31
  • Language: Polish