Prof Wendy Rogers Receives NHRMRC Ethics Award

Australia’s peak funding body for medical research, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – held its biannual Research Excellence Awards this week. Wendy Rogers, Professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and ETAC’s Advisory Committee Chair, was awarded the prestigious Ethics Award. NHMRC’s Ethics Award recognises outstanding Australians for their contributions to…

American Society of Criminology: Roundtable on Human Rights Violations in Organ Procurement Practice in China

November 15, 2018 The 2018 American Society of Criminology annual meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, featured a roundtable on “Human rights violations in organ procurement practice in China.” Matthew Robertson, China Studies Research Fellow at the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, and Peter Liu, Professor of Criminology at Monmouth University, gave presentations to a highly interested…

“We Shall Not Be Complicit” – Taiwan’s Doctors, Lawyers and Educators Make Public Declaration

WE SHALL NOT BE COMPLICIT  Declaration Against Organ Trafficking and Forced Organ Donation For Transplantation by Medical Professionals  We are a Group of Medical Professionals and Medical School Educators In the last twenty some years, persistent and credible evidence of state-sponsored organ trafficking, forced/involuntary organ donation for transplantation, and even live organ harvesting have continued…

Open Letter to Haifa Economic Corporation, Haifa Mayor – Urgent Concerns re Transplant Surgeon Dong Jiahong and the China-Israel Hi-tech Investment Summit

NOTE: ETAC received written confirmation from Haifa Economic Corporation that Dong Jiahong would not attend the November 18-20 event. Einat Kalish-RotemMayor of HaifaHassan Shukri 14Haifa, ISRAEL 3310511 Or ShahafCEO of Haifa Economic CorporationPark MATAMHaifa, ISRAEL 3190500 Ziv TamirMessilaPark MATAMHaifa, ISRAEL 3190500 November 7, 2018 Re: Withdraw Invitation to Prof. Dong Jiahong for the “China-Israel Hi-tech…

“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…

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…