Belarus joins Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention

Belarus joins Council of Europe MEDICRIME Convention

 Belarus has joined the Council of Europe Convention on the counterfeiting of medical products and similar crimes involving threats to public health

(MEDICRIME convention), which is the first instrument of international criminal law which binds its member states to criminalize production, counterfeiting of medical products, sale and transportation of counterfeited medical products, document forgery, as well as illegal production, storage, transportation, import, export, sale, and marketing of medical products in violation of the standards. The convention envisages cooperation at the national and international levels in various areas of public administration, measures to ensure cooperation between various government agencies within one country, preventive measures for public and private sectors, and protection of victims and witnesses. Moreover, it provides for establishing an agency to control whether the member states adhere to the convention or not. Belarus has become the 29th country to sign the convention which has already been ratified by 12 member states of the Council of Europe: Albania, Armenia, Belgium, Hungary, Spain, Portugal, Moldova, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, France, and Switzerland, as well as by three non-CoE states: Benin, Burkina Faso, and Guinea. Belarus is not part of the Council of Europe but is party to 11 conventions of the organization.

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