Report on Ethical Considerations and Breaches in Organ Harvesting Practices

Human Organ Supply: Report on Ethical Considerations and Breaches in Organ Harvesting Practices   Click HERE for the full report.   March 22, 2023: The New York City Bar Association has published a report on organ harvesting considerations, including forced organ harvesting in China and other ethical issues with organ donation. The report acknowledges the…

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Issues Policy Regarding Transplant Abuse in China

International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation Issues Policy Regarding Transplant Abuse in China   Click HERE to read the full policy statement The ISHLT Policy Statement can also be found on their Standards & Guidelines section.   The International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation (ISHLT) issued a policy regarding transplant ethics and transplant…

European Parliament Resolution on the Reports of Continued Organ Harvesting in China

European Parliament Resolution of 5 May 2022 on the Reports of Continued Organ Harvesting in China (2022/2657(RSP))   Click HERE to view the resolution   The European Parliament, – having regard to its previous resolutions on EU-China relations, – having regard to its resolution of 12 December 2013 on organ harvesting in China[1], – having regard to the…

International Law Firm Global Rights Compliance Publish Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance – DO NO HARM

International Law Firm Global Rights Compliance Publish Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, “DO NO HARM: Mitigating Human Rights Risks When Interacting with International Medical Institutions & Professionals in Transplantation Medicine”.   We are delighted to announce the publication of the Legal Advisory Report and Policy Guidance, “Do No Harm: Mitigating Human Rights Risks When…

American Journal of Transplantation STUDY – Surgeons Killed ‘Donors’ for Organ Removal

Execution by organ procurement: Breaching the dead donor rule in China Matthew P. Robertson and Dr Jacob Lavee The American Journal of Transplantation    READ THE PAPER HERE – https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/ajt.16969   MEDIA COVERAGE INCLUDES  https://www.afr.com/world/asia/surgeons-executed-chinese-prisoners-for-organs-anu-study-20220404-p5aam0 https://www.nationalreview.com/corner/study-chinese-doctors-executed-prisoners-by-organ-removal/   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The dead donor rule is fundamental to transplant ethics. The rule states that organ procurement must not…

CMA: Condemns Organ Harvesting in China and Supports Proposed Legislation

STATEMENT: CMA supports proposed legislation to criminalise coercion of organ donation and transplantation   Read the statement on the CMA website HERE   Ottawa – Mar. 21, 2022 – The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is deeply disturbed by ongoing reports of organ trafficking targeting minority populations in China. Recent reports from the China Tribunal and…

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…

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

UPDATE: The full correspondence to the Chinese Government has now been released. Read it here – https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/TMResultsBase/DownLoadPublicCommunicationFile?gId=26382   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,…

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UK Medicines and Medical Devices Act 2021 Includes First UK Legislation to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting

An organ harvesting amendment to the Medicines and Medical Devices Bill in the UK, passed through both Houses with government support. The Bill provided the opportunity to prevent complicity in forced organ harvesting within the UK medicine industry. Prior to this Bill, neither the Human Tissue (Quality and Safety for Human Application) Regulations nor the…

Pioneering Transplant Surgeons Join ETAC’s International Advisory Committee

ETAC is becoming well known for its efforts to raise awareness of and bring an end to the illegal harvesting and trafficking of human organs. To succeed in this venture, it is critical that ETAC engage effectively with the international transplant community. We are therefore delighted to announce that transplant surgeons Prof David McGiffin and…

Policy: Building a Public Health Response to Organ Transplant Abuse in China

Building a Public Health Response to Organ Transplant Abuse in China Date: Oct 24 2020 | Policy Number: 202010 Abstract Organ transplants in China have been conducted on-demand for the past two decades despite the near-complete absence of organ donations for most of this period. While the Chinese government states that it stopped harvesting organs from executed…

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…

World-First Report Exposing “Systematic Falsification and Manipulation” of China’s Official Voluntary Organ Donation Data

Forensic Analysis of Organ Donation Data Casts Disturbing Light on China’s Forced Organ Harvesting Crimes Today, the publication of the first ever scientific analysis of China’s official organ donation data has found that China is guilty of the “systematic falsification and manipulation of official organ transplant datasets.” The findings of the analysis are the latest…

British Medical Association Gravely Concerned about Forced Organ Harvesting in China

Press Release Issued by the British Medical Association – June 18, 2019 – READ RELEASE Responding to the publication of the final judgment of the Independent Tribunal into Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China (the China Tribunal),1 Dr John Chisholm, BMA medical ethics committee chair, said: “We are gravely concerned by the judgment delivered…

APPG on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery – Statement on State Sanctioned Organ Trafficking of Prisoners in the People’s Republic of China

The UK’s All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery has released a position statement on the state sanctioned organ trafficking of prisoners in China. Full Statement below: The UK All Party Parliamentary Group on Human Trafficking and Modern Slavery was concerned to read The China Tribunal’s report, chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice…

Hamid Sabi – Counsel to the China Tribunal Addresses the UN Human Rights Council – covered by over 70 media outlets

Mr Hamid Sabi – Counsel to the China Tribunal addressed the UN Human Rights Council on the 24th September, 2019. (Footage provided by UN live feed and Ingenieurs du Monde.)  BELOW – See full text speech & coverage in over 70 media outlets. Full Speech Text Mr. Vice President The Durban Declaration “affirms the urgent…