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…

Organ Transplants & Crimes Against Humanity in China: An Australian Issue – Prof. Maria A. Fiatarone Singh

A Medical Issue (Remarks prepared for a panel on organ transplants and crimes against humanity in China, November 18, 2019, Sydney, Australia) Maria A. Fiatarone Singh, MD, FRACP Approximately 2500 years ago, the words from Epidemics, part of the Hippocratic Corpus were written: “The physician must … have two special objects in view with regard to disease,…

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 – BMA.org.uk 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 today…

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…