Category archives for: Special Report: Skin and Bones

Human Tissue Tracing Totally Inadequate

Once out of its package, skin is fully defrosted in water and then stretched out once again with the help of a plastic plate so its application on the human body is easier. Queen Astrid Military Hospital in Brussels (Belgium). Photo: Mar Cabra/ICIJ

Here The Daily presents part four of the Skin and Bone: the Shadowy Trade in Human Body Parts project of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, examining how the system of tracing sources is inadequate to say the least. Traceability Elusive in Global Trade of Human Parts By Kate Willson and Mar Cabra The International Consortium of […]

To Consent or Not: Stewards of the “Gift”

The Krivoy Rog morgue allegedly  took body parts without consent in 2007 and 2008. But morgue director Alexander Komolov died before a jury returned its verdict, closing the case. Photo:  a&o buero

This, the third part in a series of reports from The Daily.cz entitled Skin and Bone: the Shadowy Trade in Human Body Parts of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, looks at the vague issue of consent in some countries and what it means in reality. Consent is not required in the Czech Republic, as the system […]

Big Bucks in Body Brokering From Ukraine to USA

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In the second in a series of articles being published by TheDaily in co-operation with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists looking into the globes-panning shady world of trading with human bones, organs and skin, the spotlight is put on just how the business works, with a look at Ukraine and the personal testimony of […]

Dead Bodies Being Harvested for Profit

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The sinister world of organ trading is a fast growing multi-million dollar business, with the bones and so-called tissues of the deceased, also from the likes of neighbouring Slovakia, being distributed all over the world and generating profit for everyone along the chain. Following an eight month investigation of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists […]

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