Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism

Posted in October 10th, 2017
by ACRATH

Reviewing Australian Legislation

The Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade is currently conducting an inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism. In particular the inquiry is investigating the offence of Organ Trafficking under division 271 of the Criminal Code and whether it would be practicable or desirable for:

  • this offence to have extraterritorial application;
  • and Australia to accede to the 2014 Council of Europe Convention against Trafficking in Human Organs.

ACRATH, with the assistance of students at the St Thomas Moore Law School of the Australian Catholic University(ACU), prepared a submission for this inquiry. Submissions can be found here. The ACRATH submission is number 8.