Council of Europe Convention on the Counterfeiting of Medical Products
|Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health|
|Drafted||9 December 2010|
|Signed||28 October 2011|
|Effective||1 January 2016|
|Condition||5 ratifications, including 3 Council of Europe members|
|Parties||open for signature by the member States and observers of the Council of Europe, the European Union, Israel and Japan; as well as other invited states|
|Depositary||Secretary General of the Council of Europe|
|Languages||French and English|
|Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health at Wikisource|
The Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (or MEDICRIME convention) is a multilateral convention of the Council of Europe aiming at prevention of counterfeiting medical products. Its purpose is threefold (article 1):
- a) providing for the criminalisation of certain acts;
- b) protecting the rights of victims of the offences established under this Convention;
- c) promoting national and international co-operation.
As of July 2016, the treaty has been ratified by Albania, Armenia, Guinea, Hungary, Moldova, Spain, and Ukraine. Having been ratified by the requisite five states (at least three of which had to be Council of Europe states), the convention is entered into force on 1 January 2016.
- "Medicrime". Council of Europe. Retrieved 23 February 2011.
- "Counterfeiting of medical products. Entry into force of the Medicrime Convention". COUNCIL OF EUROPE. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015.