Australia, New Zealand and Transplant Abuse in China – Remarks by David Matas

Australia, New Zealand and Transplant Abuse in China (Revised remarks prepared for a Parliamentary briefing in Canberra, November 23, 2022, and Adelaide, South Australia November 29, 2022 and a public forum in Auckland, New Zealand, December 1, 2022)   by David Matas 21 December 2022   I. Introduction    One reason, though far from the only,…

Organ Transplant Abuse in China and Legal Responses – Remarks by David Matas, Gold Coast, Australia

Organ Transplant Abuse in China and Legal Responses (Remarks prepared for delivery to the World Congress for Medical Law, Gold Coast, Australia, December 7th, 2022) by David Matas   The Congress theme for the papers presented today is medicine and technology. The technology I wish to address is the technology of organ transplantation.    The…

Acting Against Transplant Abuse in China – Remarks by David Matas, Canberra, Australia

Acting Against Transplant Abuse in China (Remarks prepared for a Parliamentary briefing Canberra, Australia November 23, 2022)   by David Matas   Thank you for giving me an opportunity to speak to you today about transplant abuse in China.  I have been working on this issue now for more than sixteen years, and have met before…

Jiang Zemin – Leader of the Mass Killing of Innocents by David Matas

Jiang Zemin – Leader of the Mass Killing of Innocents by David Matas Originally published in the Epoch Times – https://www.theepochtimes.com/jiang-zemin-leader-in-the-mass-killing-of-innocents_4896232.html  The death of Jiang Zemin, former leader of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), reminds us of the instrumental role he played in the mass killing of prisoners of conscience for their organs. That mass killing wouldn’t…

Innovation and Value: Organ Transplant Abuse in China – Remarks by David Matas

Innovation and Value: Organ Transplant Abuse in China (Remarks prepared for an International Academic Forum conference on arts, media and culture, Kyoto, Japan, October 20, 2022) By David Matas   This paper is intended as a contribution to the International Academic Forum Innovation and Value Initiative. The approach of the Initiative, as described on the…

World Conference: Medical Ethics & Health Law, Portugal – Remarks by David Matas

Ethical standards and organ transplant abuse (Remarks for a presentation to the United Nations Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law, Porto, Portugal March 9, 2022) by David Matas   Chinese health practitioners have been killing prisoners of conscience for their organs in the thousands every year from the start of this century.  This…

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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…

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‘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…

Organ Transplant Abuse in China: International Standards and Remedies

Organ Transplant Abuse in China: International Standards and Remedies (Paper presented to the Australasian Association of Bioethics and Health Law and New Zealand Bioethics Conference, Dunedin, New Zealand, November 23, 2019) by David Matas Introduction The Communist Party of China has been killing prisoners of conscience since the early 2000s in the tens of thousands…

Organ Transplants & Crimes Against Humanity in China: An Australian Issue – Dr. David Matas

Complicity (Remarks prepared for a panel on organ transplants and crimes against humanity in China, November 18, 2019, Sydney, Australia) by David Matas I have been asked to address three questions on complicity: What is complicity? What are some scenarios where persons in Australia could be found complicit in organ transplant abuse in China? What…