United States Congress

PRESS RELEASE: Bipartisan Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Bill of 2021 Introduced in the United States

‘Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act of 2021’ welcomed after bi-partisan introduction to both houses of the United States Congress US Legislators take action to protect US citizens and to stop a horrifying trade in China that claims the lives of innocent victims [10 March 2021]: The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) and the International…

Advocacy Training Webinars – REGISTER NOW

We invite you to register for ETAC’s free online training program to boost your advocacy skills. The upcoming sessions include: how you can grow your social media engagement; the fundamentals of effective government advocacy including messaging, framing and media monitoring; and understanding the ‘supply chain’ obligations and what complaint mechanisms exist for advocates who want to…

International Human Rights Day, 2020

Dutch Committee on Foreign Affairs: Forced Organ Harvesting in China. Speaker – Susie Hughes, ETAC Executive Director

On Human Rights Day, December 2020 ETAC spoke at the meeting of the House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs, The Netherlands Speaker: Susie Hughes, Executive Director, International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) Topic: Forced Organ Harvesting from Prisoners of Conscience in China International Human Rights Day, 2020

David Matas Award

David Matas Awarded Global Humanitarian Leader of the Year Award

Winnipeg-based international human rights lawyer David Matas, and ETAC co-founder, has been awarded the first ever Global Humanitarian Leader of the Year award by the human rights group Canadians in Support of Refugees in Dire Need (CSRDN). The award recognizes outstanding individuals, organizations and programs that uphold the principles of peace, justice and mercy, irrespective…

Watch – China’s Policy on Freedom of Religion: Global Impact (The Tibet Bureau)

Religious leaders, experts, scholars, researchers, human rights activists, civil societies, diplomats and others attended the 2020 Geneva Forum hosted by The Tibet Bureau in Geneva. (https://tibetoffice.ch/genevaforum/) Speakers can be viewed here: https://tibetoffice.ch/genevaforum/#speakers Inaugural panel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5dbxdu9xB8&t=508s Panel 1 – China’s Policy on Right to Religious Freedom and the Global Framework https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH4ob_B00VE Panel 2 – Religious Persecution: Crackdown on…

China Tribunal webinar

WATCH: UK China Research Group Host Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Prof Martin Elliott and Hamid Sabi from the China Tribunal

On the 4th November, 2020 the UK’s China Research Group hosted a webinar event focused on the China Tribunal. Sir Geoffrey Nice QC (China Tribunal Chair), Professor Martin Elliott and Hamid Sabi look at the findings of this year’s China Tribunal and evidence of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China.

Lord David Alton

Lord Hunt’s All Party Amendment on Forced Organ Harvesting in China – Targeting Falun Gong, Uighurs, Political and Religious Dissidents – Debated In Parliament. Peers Demand That The Government Acts

Photo: Lord Alton of Liverpool Originally posted here:  https://www.davidalton.net/2020/10/29/lord-hunts-all-party-amendment-on-forced-organ-harvesting-in-china-targeting-falun-gong-uighurs-political-and-religious-dissidents-debated-in-parliament-peers-demand-that-the-governmen/ Lord Hunt of Kings Heath 24: Clause 2, page 2, line 23, at end insert— “(o) the origin and treatment of human tissue used in the process of developing and manufacturing medicines.”Member’s explanatory statement This amendment adds the origin and treatment of human tissue, including organs, to…

Stop forced organ harvesting webinar

UK Anti-Slavery Day Webinar: Tackling Forced Organ Harvesting & Organ Trafficking

To mark UK Anti-Slavery Day FREEDOM UNITED held a webinar with experts putting a spotlight on forced organ harvesting and organ trafficking – crimes that amount to underreported forms of modern slavery. Join the discussion with: Susie Hughes, Executive Director of International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China Tamara Barnett, Director of Human Trafficking…

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…

Mahatma Ghandi

‘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…