Watch – China’s Policy on Freedom of Religion: Global Impact (The Tibet Bureau)

Religious leaders, experts, scholars, researchers, human rights activists, civil societies, diplomats and others attended the 2020 Geneva Forum hosted by The Tibet Bureau in Geneva. (https://tibetoffice.ch/genevaforum/) Speakers can be viewed here: https://tibetoffice.ch/genevaforum/#speakers Inaugural panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5dbxdu9xB8&t=508s Panel 1 – China’s Policy on Right to Religious Freedom and the Global Framework https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH4ob_B00VE Panel 2 – Religious Persecution: Crackdown on…

Freedom United issues public statement on forced organ harvesting in China

FREEDOM UNITED PUBLIC STATEMENT ON FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA June 2020 Freedom United is the world’s largest anti-modern slavery community working to end modern slavery in all its forms. Freedom United condemns organ trafficking and forced organ harvesting, in China, and around the world. Freedom United supports the work carried out by the International…

South Korea Amends Internal Organs Transplant Act

South Korean Amendment of Internal Organs Transplant Act On the 6th March, 2020 the Korean Internal Organs Transplant Act was amended to include: Clause 27-2 국외에서 장기등을 이식받은 사람은 귀국 후 30일 이내에 이식받은 의료기관 등보건복지부령으로 정하는 사항이 기재된 서류를 국립장기이식관리기관에 제출하도록 함(안 제27조의2). A person who got overseas organ transplant shall submit the records…

China Tribunal Judgment released – March 1st, 2020

The China Tribunal Judgment VIEW/DOWNLOAD THE REPORT HERE https://chinatribunal.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ChinaTribunal_JUDGMENT_1stMarch_2020.pdf   The China Tribunal has today released its Judgment, declaring that China’s campaign of forced organ harvesting against innocent victims is a “crime against humanity” constituting one of the world’s “worst atrocities committed” of the century in modern times. The China Tribunal’s Judgment discloses the details…

Joint Position Statement by ETAC and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights on the trading in tissue offence in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW)

Joint Position Statement – Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and International Coalition To End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) Section 32 Trading in Tissue in the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW) Background This is a joint position statement representing the collective views of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and the International Coalition to…

“Disappeared” Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Receives Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award

A Chinese human rights lawyer persecuted by authorities for his support of oppressed communities, including Christians and Falun Gong practitioners, was awarded the Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award on 29th August. The whereabouts of the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, have not been publicly known since August, 2017, so the award was presented to his wife, Geng He,…

UK – Open Letter – “Real Bodies” – Lords, MPs, Academics, Doctors and Human Rights Advocates Urge for DNA Testing of Bodies

Media Coverage: The Guardian, The Times, The Epoch Times, South China Morning Post, The Sun, The Catholic Universe  BBC Radio (1:07), BBC TV, BMJ, The Epoch Times (Aug 22)   OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER, OPPOSITION LEADER, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH.  Download the Open Letter here or read…

David Matas Receives Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree

The University of Alberta awarded David Matas an honorary doctor of laws degree on June 12, 2018. “An honorary degree is our learning community’s highest honour,” said University of Alberta Chancellor Douglas Stollery. Joining David in receiving an honorary degree from the University of Alberta this June are 13 exceptional individuals including David Suzuki, Canada’s…

Missouri Senate unanimously passes resolution calling for an immediate end to the practice of organ harvesting in China

Missouri House of Representatives Resolution SCR 28 condemns the atrocity of forced organ extractions from Falun Gong practitioners and other prisoners of conscience in China. The resolution also “Call(s) upon the President of the United States to undertake a full and transparent investigation by the United States Department of State into organ transplant practices in…

Public Statement by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) on forced organ harvesting in China

The following is the Uyghur Human Rights Project‘s public statement supporting a push to cease forced organ harvesting in China — 2018 To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to support the work of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) believes the efforts of ETAC…

Open Letter signed by lawyers, academics and ethicists urges the Australian Government to close “Real Bodies: The Exhibition” – view letter and media coverage

An OPEN LETTER signed by lawyers, academics, ethicists and human rights advocates urges the Australian Government to close the ‘Real Bodies’ exhibition immediately. The authors also call for a boycott by all schools, universities and other organized groups. Media Coverage: The Guardian, SMH, News, ABC Radio, Network 10 The Project, VIce, The Conversation   OPEN…

Experts speak at UK roundtable on forced organ harvesting – Westminster

A second roundtable meeting was held at Westminster on Tuesday the 17th April 2018 to raise awareness about claims of forced organ harvesting in China – co-hosted by Jim Shannon MP and Fiona Bruce MP. This meeting presented the available evidence of forced organ harvesting in China and experts discussed the steps the UK Government…

Interaction with Chinese Transplant Professionals – Harvard Medical School Centre for Bioethics Conference

Interaction with Chinese transplant professionals (Remarks prepared for a poster presentation at the Harvard Medical School Centre for Bioethics Conference April 13, 2018) by David Matas In China, there is a lot of money to be made from the sale of organs, a huge organ donor source of dehumanized prisoners, and nothing much to prevent…

OPEN LETTER to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS)

Committee members of the International Coalition To End Transplant Abuse In China (ETAC) wrote to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) to express concern that the Vatican conference “Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking, and Access to Justice for the Poor and Vulnerable” held from March 12-13 included among its attendees and speakers Dr. Wang Haibo, the…