Council of Europe Convention on the Counterfeiting of Medical Products

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MEDICRIME Convention
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
Location Moscow, Russia
Effective 1 January 2016
Condition 5 ratifications, including 3 Council of Europe members
Signatories 24
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
Ratifiers 7
Depositary Secretary General of the Council of Europe
Languages French and English
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The Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health (or MEDICRIME convention)[1] 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.[2]

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  1. ^ "Medicrime". Council of Europe. Retrieved 23 February 2011. 
  2. ^ "Counterfeiting of medical products. Entry into force of the Medicrime Convention". COUNCIL OF EUROPE. 24 September 2015. Retrieved 25 October 2015. 

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