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 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 commence until the donor is both…

WATCH Webinar – Execution by Organ Harvesting: A discussion on China’s crimes against humanity

Execution by Organ Harvesting: A discussion on China’s crimes against humanity On Thursday, April 7th, VOC and ETAC co-hosted an online event with top China experts Matthew Robertson and Dr Jacob Lavee who presented on their groundbreaking paper published in the American Journal of Transplantation. Panelists include: Ambassador Andrew Bremberg (moderator), President and CEO, Victims of Communism Memorial…

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…

World Conference: Medical Ethics & Health Law, Portugal – Remarks by David Matas

Ethical standards and organ transplant abuse (Remarks for a presentation to the United Nations Conference on Bioethics, Medical Ethics and Health Law, Porto, Portugal March 9, 2022) by David Matas   Chinese health practitioners have been killing prisoners of conscience for their organs in the thousands every year from the start of this century.  This…

WATCH: Hudson Institute – Organ Harvesting as an Instrument of Religious Repression

The Hudson Institute – Organ Harvesting as an Instrument of Religious Repression (Virtual Event)   During the Hudson Institute’s “Olympics Boycott Series,” Nina Shea, director of Hudson’s Center for religious freedom, sat down with David Kilgour and David Matas to discuss their research on the Chinese government’s horrifying practice of organ harvesting.Mr. Kilgour and Mr.…

WATCH – Webinar: Human Trafficking Through An International Lens

WATCH – Webinar: Human Trafficking Through An International Lens   25th Feburary 2022: ETAC’s UK Manager Victoria Ledwidge presented at the Human Trafficking Foundations’s webinar Human Trafficking Through An International Lens.   Watch the forum on the Human Trafficking Foundations page HERE.   This online forum examines forms of human trafficking around the world, considering…

Invite to Sign: Declaration of Non-Collaboration with Doctors and Scientists in China

  Invite to Sign: Declaration of Non-Collaboration with Doctors and Scientists in China   To all Medical Practitioners and Scientists,   The signatories of this document declare the following. We note with concern that these practices, which we regard as unethical, continue to be carried out in China: Forced birth control, sterilisations and abortions Forced…

ETAC Statements on the Beijing Winter Olympics

ETAC Statements on the Beijing Winter Olympics The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) calls for participating governments and sponsors to withdraw their support for the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympic Games. China stands accused of grave human rights abuses against Tibetans, Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Christians, democracy activists and others. These abuses…

Falun Gong Protection Act Introduced in the United States Addresses Forced Organ Harvesting

16 December 2021: Bill H.R.6319 – Falun Gong Protection Act was introduced in the United States to “provide for the imposition of sanctions with respect to forced organ harvesting within the People’s Republic of China, and for other purposes.”   Additionally the Bill states: “The widespread, systematic, state-sponsored persecution of the Falun Gong by the…

Senate Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs)

Senate Bill S-223, An Act to amend the Criminal Code and the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (trafficking in human organs), passed the third Senate reading in the Parliament of Canada and the first reading in the House of Commons.   This enactment amends the Criminal Code to create new offences in relation to trafficking in human…

Twenty-Four Virginia Counties Pass Resolutions Condemning the CCP’s Forced Organ Harvesting in 2021

Twenty-Four Virginia Counties Pass Resolutions Condemning the CCP’s Forced Organ Harvesting in 2021   In December 2021, another county in Virginia passed a resolution to support Falun Gong and condemn forced organ harvesting by the Chinese Communist Party, reaching a total of twenty-four counties in 2021. In addition to counties previously mentioned HERE, other counties…

European Parliament Discussed Forced Organ Harvesting in China with China Tribunal Experts

European Parliament Discussed Forced Organ Harvesting in China with China Tribunal Experts   The European Parliament Subcommittee on Human Rights (DROI) recently met with China Tribunal experts Sir Geoffrey Nice QC and Professor Martin Elliot to discuss the ongoing forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. Watch from timecode: 17:51.    “This is…

Professor Wendy Rogers Elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities

Professor Wendy Rogers Elected to the Australian Academy of Humanities   Chair of ETAC’s International Advisory Committee, Professor Wendy Rogers, was one of twenty-five newly elected Fellows to the Australian Academy of Humanities –  a recognition of the highest honour for achievement in and contribution to the humanities in Australia.   ‘‘The broad-ranging research fields…