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Legislation: Ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention by Burkina Faso

Legislation: Ratification of the MEDICRIME Convention by Burkina Faso


Council of Europe


On July 27, 2017, Burkina Faso is the tenth country to have ratified the Council of Europe's MEDICRIME Convention.
Africa is one of the continents most affected by the trafficking of fake medicines. West African countries have recently signed the Convention, such as Guinea, Ivory Coast and Benin, thus demonstrating their willingness to tackle this crime and to establish genuine legal levers.


The MEDICRIME Convention is the first international treaty against the falsification of medical products and similar crimes. It offers a legal framework for worldwide cooperation in prosecuting pharmaceutical crimes posing a global threat to public health. Opened for signature and ratification since October 2011 to all the countries of the world, the MEDICRIME Convention counts to date: 27 countries signatories (Member States and non-Members) and 10 countries have ratified it.


For Burkina Faso, the Convention will enter into force on 1 November 2017.


Signatures and ratification of Medicrime convention

 

IRACM

ASOP EU

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