David Matas

Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience: the Intersection of Medical Advocacy and Medical Ethics by David Matas

(Revised Remarks for a panel October 26th, 2020 hosted by University of North Carolina Center for Bioethics and Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery)   Recording of presentation available here: https://panopto-web.med.unc.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=4b81eef1-510c-4e56-b4d3-ac5c013c7b0a   Medical ethics intersects with medical advocacy in various ways. One is advocacy to develop medical ethics locally. A second is advocacy for medical ethics in…

‘Gandhi and Human Rights, the Modern Context’ by David Matas (Talk prepared for presentation to The India Centre, University of Winnipeg)

‘Gandhi and Human Rights, the Modern Context’ by David Matas (Talk prepared for presentation to The India Centre, University of Winnipeg) I want to begin with a quote from a 1949 essay George Orwell wrote about Gandhi. He wrote: “there is reason to think that Gandhi, who after all was born in 1869, did not…

The Arithmetic of Compassion

Physic numbing: Forced Organ Harvesting and Torture in China by Andrew Quist

The Arithmetic of Compassion website raises awareness of psychological obstacles to compassion, including psychic numbing, pseudoinefficacy, and the prominence effect. “A famous saying goes, “One death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” Due to psychic numbing, our sympathy for suffering and loss declines precipitously when we are presented with increasing numbers of…

Organ Harvesting Poster Competition Begins (Taiwan International Organ Transplant Care Association)

The Taiwan International Organ Transplant Care Association (TIOTCA) are running a poster competition for artists all over the world. Introductory competition information below. For more information and to submit a poster please visit: https://posteraward.organcare.org/Lang/en https://posteraward.organcare.org/Lang/en/Regulations/Regulations Event Objective Authors and artists at different era have used their expertise to record the great changes of times. From…

WATCH – China at a Crossroads – Standing up for Human Rights During the Coronavirus Pandemic

This event was hosted and co-sponsored by the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Freedom House, the National Endowment for Democracy, China Digital Times, the Geneva Summit for Human Rights and Democracy, the Uyghur Rights Advocacy Project, Canada Tibet Committee, International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China, the Federation for a Democratic…

Deep Dive Swoop Films

Deep Dive Videos: Interviews with Experts on Forced Organ Harvesting

Swoop Films’ DEEP DIVE with Pavel Porubiak, Senior Analyst from the Institute to Research the Crimes of Communism (IRCC) discusses Western corporations and governments complicity in the Chinese regime’s killing and exploitation of its own citizens.   Swoop Films’ DEEP DIVE with investigative journalist and author, Ethan Gutmann, discusses his ongoing research into the Chinese…

Report & Declaration: Asia Symposium on Combatting Organ Trafficking & Transplant Tourism, Japan

On November 20th, 2019 an Asian symposium was held in Tokyo, Japan.  A joint statement named the Declaration of Tokyo on Organ Transplant Abuse in China was released at the conclusion of the event.  Read the declaration below, and view the presentations in their report. https://www.organcare.org.tw/Docs/結論手冊_防制器官販運及器官移植旅遊亞洲研討會.pdf Declaration of Tokyo on organ transplant abuse in China…

Covid-19

The CBC, the CCP and COVID-19

by David Matas & David Kilgour (first featured in the Winnipeg Sun – 11 May 2020) Research we have done since 2006 on the mass killing in China of prisoners of conscience for their organs has led us inevitably to learn about other more general subjects. The coronavirus disease of 2019 caught the world by surprise. But,…

ETAC: University of Toronto Student Event

University of Toronto Student Event

On March 10,2020 University of Toronto students hosted a well-attended event on the mass incarceration of targeted populations in China–notably Uyghurs and Falun Gong practitioners. The program also featured how these persecuted minorities are being blood and tissue typed and their organs harvested without consent. A shortened version of the award winning movie “Hard to Believe”…

Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) issue statement on organ trafficking

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) – the peak body for medical specialists in Australia and New Zealand – issued a statement condemning trafficking in organs, including organ removal without valid consent or authorisation, or any collaboration with transplant doctors involved in trafficking organs from prisoners and ethnic or religious minorities. Read the full…