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…

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…

Mandatory Reporting of Transplant Tourism – David Matas – ESOT Congress, Denmark

Mandatory reporting of transplant tourism (Remarks prepared for delivery to the European Society for Organ Transplantation Congress September 16, 2019, Copenhagen, Denmark) by David Matas Should the law require reporting by health professionals to health administrators of transplant tourism? What form of reporting is viable? This is a particularly relevant question for Europe right now.…

Ostracism or Engagement in Combating Unethical Medical Research – Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2019 – Dr David Matas

Ostracism or engagement in combating unethical medical research (Paper for presentation to the Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2019, Keble College, Oxford, 2 July,2019) by David Matas Introduction Where any component of medical research in a country is unethical, should the global research network working in that component ostracize or engage with researchers…

Universal Periodic Review ETAC Statement: China Must Account for the Vast Number of Transplants in its Hospitals Report

What is the UN Universal Periodic Review? Advance questions to China 1 Advance questions to China 2   ETAC STATEMENT China at the Universal Periodic Review must account for the vast number of transplants its hospitals report, up to 100,000 a year, far beyond the official figures – 13,263 for the year 2016. Researchers David…

Victimization and Human Rights Strategy: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs

Victimization and Human Rights Strategy: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs Remarks for the World Society of Victimology Conference, Hong Kong, 10 June 2018 by David Matas. I presented a paper to the 2015 World Society of Victimology Symposium in which I advanced the thesis that combating the worst victimization, rather than the…

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…