Problematic provisions: trafficking in persons for organ removal under Australian commonwealth criminal law

O'Brien, Melanie (2015) Problematic provisions: trafficking in persons for organ removal under Australian commonwealth criminal law. Criminal Law Journal, 39 2: 101-113.

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Author O'Brien, Melanie
Title Problematic provisions: trafficking in persons for organ removal under Australian commonwealth criminal law
Journal name Criminal Law Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0314-1160
Publication date 2015
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 39
Issue 2
Start page 101
End page 113
Total pages 13
Place of publication Rozelle, NSW Australia
Publisher Lawbook
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Trafficking in persons for organ removal is a crime and human rights violation that generally has gone undetected. Awareness of the crime is limited due to difficulty in confirming cases because of the challenge of identifying victims. As a consequence of the high demand for organs and insufficient supply thereof, a transnational black market in organs has been cultivated, preying on the desperation of both donors and recipients. The adoption and development of domestic criminal sanctions for such conduct remains in its nascence. This article will discuss challenges with the terminology of "organ trafficking" and introduce the issue of trafficking in persons for organ removal from an international perspective, before outlining the relevant international human rights law. The focus of this article is on Australian criminal law proscribing trafficking in persons for organ removal, analysing the relevant 2013 Australian Commonwealth Criminal Code provisions.
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