Royal Australasian College of Physicians

Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) issue statement on organ trafficking

The Royal Australasian College of Physicians (RACP) – the peak body for medical specialists in Australia and New Zealand – issued a statement condemning trafficking in organs, including organ removal without valid consent or authorisation, or any collaboration with transplant doctors involved in trafficking organs from prisoners and ethnic or religious minorities. Read the full…

Wendy Rogers

Prof Wendy Rogers listed in Nature’s Top 10 Who Mattered in Science for 2019

Prestigious science journal Nature listed transplant ethicist Wendy Rogers as one of “10 people who mattered in science in 2019”. Wendy is professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and ETAC’s Advisory Committee Chair. Her research on ethical failures in organ transplants studies from China was ground breaking and resulted in two journals retracting…

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…

THE WORLD UYGHUR CONGRESS CONCLUDES A SUCCESSFUL CONFERENCE AND MEDIA TRAINING WORKSHOP IN BRUSSELS

World Uyghur Congress conference ‘The Uyghur Crisis: China’s Laboratory for Rights Abuses’ – Brussels

Representatives from ETAC spoke at the World Uyghur Congress conference at the European Parliament 7-10 Dec 2019 on the international effort to combat organ harvesting. Topics included the work of ETAC, a framework and roadmap for Uyghurs to take action on organ harvesting, and how to engage within legal frameworks and international forums. The following…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Fifteen Science Papers Retracted Over Suspicion Authors Used Organs Harvested from Prisoners

The journals PLOS ONE and Transplantation have retracted fifteen journal papers by Chinese authors over suspicion they used harvested organs from executed prisoners. Both journals have cited a paper published by ETAC’s International Advisory Committee chair Wendy Rogers. Rogers and colleagues at Macquarie University in Sydney Australia found more than 400 articles that likely used…

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…

Highlights: China Tribunal Judgement Delivered

International People’s Tribunal exposes ‘wicked’ mass crimes and killings unmatched over the last century. “Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and that Falun Gong practitioners have been one – and probably the main – source of organ supply.”   “Governments and any who interact in any substantial…