Organ trafficking

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There has been an increased number of as yet unsubstantiated reports of trafficking in children for the sale of their organs. The 1994 report of the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Sale of Children states that the search for proof of a trade in children's organs poses great difficulties even though there is evidence of a market in children's organs. The Guiding Principles on Human Organ Transplantation adopted by the World Health Organisation (WHO) provide that no organ should be removed from a living child with the exception of the removal of regenerative tissue and that the giving and receiving of payment is prohibited. Provisions of the CRC which imply the prohibition of organ trafficking are Article 6 dealing with the right to life, Article 35 dealing with the right to protection against sale and trafficking, and Article 36 dealing with the right to protection against all forms of exploitation.

See also:
Exploitation   Right to life   Sale and trafficking