Black market trade in organs targeted in anti-trafficking treaty

March 26, 2015 5:35 PM

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LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - More than a dozen countries have agreed to enforce laws to fight trafficking in human organs, a business that exploits the world's poorest people and earns criminals up to $1.2 billion in illegal profits every year.

Albania, Austria, Belgium and Britain were among 14 nations to sign the first ever international treaty to combat the trade, Europe's leading human rights body said on Thursday.

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