ETAC France – Empow’Her Festival in Paris

ETAC France participated in the Empow’Her Festival in Paris. Over 3 days, from September 17-19, ETAC France participated in the Empow’Her Festival, an event organised by an international network of NGOs dedicated to the social and economic empowerment of women, Empow’Her (https://empow-her.com/qui-sommes-nous/). ETAC France’s national manager, Fiorella Luna, who is also a lawyer specialising in…

Press Release: China issues “inadequate” and “misleading” response to UN correspondence on forced organ harvesting

China issues “inadequate” and “misleading” response to UN correspondence on forced organ harvesting Evidence-based concerns raised by nine United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteurs dismissed as “fabricated” and “defamatory” by PRC.   The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and China Aid Association (CA) say China’s response…

Register Now: World Summit against Forced Organ Harvesting: An Alarm for Humankind

Washington, D.C. September 1, 2021 — Today, leading medical ethics NGO Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) announced, on behalf of the five co-hosting organizations from the United States, Europe, and Asia, the World Summit on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, a series of online webinars taking place between Sept 17-26, 2021. More than…

Over 70 Civil Society Organisations Urge for Co-sponsorship of the US Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Bill of 2021

In June 2021, over 70 organizations urged for co-sponsorship of the bipartisan Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2021. The House bill H.R.1592 is sponsored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and Rep. Tom Suozzi (D-NY) and the Senate bill S.602 is sponsored by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE).  Read the full…

Press Release – Canada – Organ Trafficking Bill S-204 presented in Canadian Parliament as UN Special Procedures shock China with organ harvesting allegations

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 15, 2021   Organ Trafficking Bill S-204 presented in Canadian Parliament as UN Special Procedures shock China with organ harvesting allegations After 12 years of inaction on forced organ harvesting, the time for the House of Commons to act is now __________________________________________________________________ Press Conference Details Date: June 16, 2021 (Wednesday) Time:…

UN Special Procedures Experts Release Statement on Forced Organ Harvesting in China

On June 14, 2021, the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a press statement announcing that a correspondence was issued to China regarding allegations of forced organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians in China. UN human rights experts*, including nine UN Special Rapporteurs reviewed credible…

Czech Parliament Passes Resolution Condemning the Persecution of Falun Gong by the Chinese Regime

After hearing testimonies from victims of violent persecution by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), China experts, and representatives from non-government organisations, the Czech Petitions Committee of the Chamber of Deputies passed a resolution calling on the CCP to: immediately stop the persecution of Falun Gong and to release unconditionally all unjustly detained Falun Gong prisoners.…

ETAC Training Series: Business & Human Rights – An Important Focus for Advocacy

Modern Slavery is an important area of advocacy which includes organ trafficking. Understanding the ‘supply chain’ obligations of universities, hospitals, medical institutions and business is critical to calling for accountability and justice. This presentation and Q&A focus on the following: – What are the UN Business and Human Rights Guidelines and how do they relate…

ETAC Training Series: The Role of Photos and Videos As Evidence Of Human Rights Abuses

The proliferation of smartphones and social media has increased awareness of events that might otherwise go unreported. However, as digital data is easy to manipulate, it can be difficult, if not impossible, to use this footage as evidence. Even footage depicting heinous crimes, if it cannot be verified, may be of little use to legal…

Uyghur Tribunal Public Hearings Announced: June 4th – 7th

A date for the Uyghur Tribunal Public Hearings has been announced. The Uyghur Tribunal is an independent People’s Tribunal, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, investigating China’s alleged Genocide and Crimes against Humanity against Uyghurs, Kazakhs, and other Turkic Muslim Populations – www.uyghurtribunal.com Over four days and eight sessions, the Uyghur Tribunal will interview expert…