Organ Trafficking

The exchange of human organs for cash or any other "valuable consideration" (such as a car or a vacation) is illegal in every country except Iran. Nonetheless, international organ trafficking—mostly of kidneys, but also of half-livers, eyes, skin and blood—is flourishing; the World Health Organization estimates that one fifth of the 70,000 kidneys transplanted worldwide every year come from the black market.

International Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Honorary Board Members, Past & Present

Daniel Cardon de Lichtbuer | Former ICMEC Chairman; Valentina Matvienko | Chairwoman, Federal Council of the Federal Assembly, Russian Federation Margarida Barroso | Biophysics, Biochemistry, Cell Biology PhD | Wife of the President of the European Commission Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak | First Lady of Egypt Shaikha Sabeeka | Queen of Bahrain Lalla Meryem | Princess of the Kingdom of Morocco Bernadette Chirac | Former First Lady of the French … Continue reading International Center for Missing and Exploited Children: Honorary Board Members, Past & Present

UN Peacekeeping Missions and Trafficking in Women

In recent years, UN- and NATO-led international peacekeeping missions stationed in post-conflict zones have been targeted by the media and human rights watch groups for their failure to adequately confront the issue of trafficking in their assigned countries. The current criticisms leveled at UN peacekeeping operations are twofold.

Child sexual abuse by UN peacekeepers

An Associated Press investigation revealed in 2017 that more than 100 UN peacekeepers ran a child sex ring in Haiti over a 10 year period and none were ever jailed. The report further found that over the past 12 years there have been almost 2,000 allegations of sexual abuse and exploitation by peacekeepers and other U.N. personnel around the world.

Abu Ghraib Abuses Were Sex Ring

"It was a National Guard unit run amok," Shays said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. "It was torture because sex abuse is torture. It was gross and despicable ... This is more about pornography than torture." Shays sought to defuse controversy over his previous comments suggesting the Abu Ghraib abuses weren't torture but instead involved a sex ring of troops.