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…

Public Statement by the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) on forced organ harvesting in China

The following is the Uyghur Human Rights Project‘s public statement supporting a push to cease forced organ harvesting in China — 2018 To Whom It May Concern: This letter is to support the work of the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). The Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) believes the efforts of ETAC…

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…

Experts speak at UK roundtable on forced organ harvesting – Westminster

A second roundtable meeting was held at Westminster on Tuesday the 17th April 2018 to raise awareness about claims of forced organ harvesting in China – co-hosted by Jim Shannon MP and Fiona Bruce MP. This meeting presented the available evidence of forced organ harvesting in China and experts discussed the steps the UK Government…

Interaction with Chinese Transplant Professionals – Harvard Medical School Centre for Bioethics Conference

Interaction with Chinese transplant professionals (Remarks prepared for a poster presentation at the Harvard Medical School Centre for Bioethics Conference April 13, 2018) by David Matas In China, there is a lot of money to be made from the sale of organs, a huge organ donor source of dehumanized prisoners, and nothing much to prevent…

OPEN LETTER to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS)

Committee members of the International Coalition To End Transplant Abuse In China (ETAC) wrote to the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences (PAS) to express concern that the Vatican conference “Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking, and Access to Justice for the Poor and Vulnerable” held from March 12-13 included among its attendees and speakers Dr. Wang Haibo, the…

Seminar – China’s Reform Narrative on Transplant Abuse: Does it Stand Up to Scrutiny?

An online seminar examining the reform narrative, the evidence, and the implications for human rights in China – 20 February, 2018 Guest speakers notes and video timecodes: “The CCP’s Reform Narrative” (0:13) – Louisa Greve, International Affairs/Asia Specialist “The Evidence” – Matthew Robertson, Research Fellow, Human Rights Law Foundation “The Ethics” (24:52) – Wendy Rogers, Professor…

Public Statement by the Human Rights Law Foundation on Abusive Organ Transplant Practices in the PRC

The following is the Human Rights Law Foundation’s public statement on abusive organ transplant practices in China — 2018 Since the year 2000 the People’s Republic of China has engaged in state-led efforts to industrialize its system of organ procurement and transplantation. This has involved a variety of intensive efforts to modernize its transplantation system, provide…

Westminster Roundtable on Forced Organ Harvesting – Dec 2017

Ethan Gutmann’s remarks at the Westminster Roundtable on Forced Organ Harvesting, December 13, 2017 Back when I was a graduate student studying nuclear weapons, in the early 1980s, with Cold War tensions at an all-time high, my advisor, the late Warner Schilling, said to me: “I submit, that you may not recognize the Soviet Union…

“A Darkly Sinister Accusation” – response to Washington Post article by Ethan Gutmann

“A Darkly Sinister Accusation” by Ethan Gutmann – FOR THE RECORD – Response to “China used to harvest organs from prisoners. Under pressure, that practice is finally ending” by Simon Denyer of the Washington Post (September 14, 2017).     View joint letters and correspondence from the Washington Post here   Back when I was working in…

COMMUNISM IN THE CONTEMPORARY WORLD: THE CASE OF CHINA – PARIS

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D The Platform of European Memory and Conscience International Conference Collège des Bernardins and Fondation Napoleon, Paris Communism as articulated by Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels in the 19th century was not instituted in any country until after the Russian Revolution in 1917 and subsequent civil war during which an estimated 8-10…

POSITION STATEMENT – AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights Position Statement on Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism 1.Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) condemns the serious human rights violations from all forms of human trafficking in organs, including the systematic, forced and state-sanctioned organ trafficking from non-consenting persons, especially prisoners and prisoners of conscience. 2.ALHR strongly supports…

UYGHURS FORCED TO UNDERGO MEDICAL EXAMS, DNA SAMPLING

While Beijing speaks to the West about claimed Chinese transplant reform something very strange is taking place in Northwest China. Xinjiang has the dubious distinction of being China’s favourite testing ground: in the 1960s it was nuclear weapons tests. In the 1990s, it was it was the first province to experiment with live organ harvesting…

FORCED ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA: WHAT CAN WE DO?

Cafe Scientifique Presentation by Prof Wendy Rogers China is the only country in the world with a state-sanctioned programme of harvesting organs from prisoners. Wendy Rogers, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia, will discuss evidence that forced organ harvesting still occurs in China and describe recent efforts by human rights lawyers, citizens and others to stop the…