US Congressional-Executive Commission on China – 2018 Annual Report

U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) and U.S. Representative Chris Smith (R-NJ), Chair and Cochair of the bipartisan Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), today issued the Commission’s 2018 Annual Report and announced several new joint initiatives to protect U.S. citizens and residents from intimidation and address possible crimes against humanity occurring in China. The 2018 Annual…

China’s Plastinated Bodies and Specimen Industry – What is Australia’s Responsibility? – Madeleine Bridgett

On Monday September 17 international human rights barrister Madeleine Bridgett gave a speech entitled ‘China’s Plastinated Bodies and Specimen Industry – What is Australia’s Responsibility?’ at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. She was joined by human rights lawyer David Matas and expert on Asia democracy Louisa Greve, to discuss why the eradication campaign against Falun Gong…

The Uyghur Human Rights Crisis: What the Australian Government Can Do – Louisa Greve

On Monday September 17 long time human rights advocate and expert on Asia democracy Louisa Greve gave a speech via video link entitled ‘The Uyghur Human Rights Crisis: What the Australian Government Can Do’ at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia. Greve joined a panel with human rights lawyer David Matas and human rights barrister Madeleine…

Victimization and Human Rights Strategy: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs

Victimization and Human Rights Strategy: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs Remarks for the World Society of Victimology Conference, Hong Kong, 10 June 2018 by David Matas. I presented a paper to the 2015 World Society of Victimology Symposium in which I advanced the thesis that combating the worst victimization, rather than the…

Wendy Rogers: Transplant Abuse: Organ Sourcing in China – Presentation PDF

Transplant Abuse: Organ Sourcing in China Professor of clinical ethics at Macquarie University Wendy Rogers gave a presentation on ‘Transplant abuse: organ sourcing in China‘ at the Hepatobiliary and Transplant Anaesthesia Teaching Month at Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane on August 30, 2018. Rogers’ presentation detailed: Prior to 2015, organs in China were sourced from prisoners,…

“Disappeared” Human Rights Lawyer Gao Zhisheng Receives Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award

A Chinese human rights lawyer persecuted by authorities for his support of oppressed communities, including Christians and Falun Gong practitioners, was awarded the Shahbaz Bhatti Freedom Award on 29th August. The whereabouts of the lawyer, Gao Zhisheng, have not been publicly known since August, 2017, so the award was presented to his wife, Geng He,…

UK – Open Letter – “Real Bodies” – Lords, MPs, Academics, Doctors and Human Rights Advocates Urge for DNA Testing of Bodies

Media Coverage: The Guardian, The Times, The Epoch Times, South China Morning Post, The Sun, The Catholic Universe  BBC Radio (1:07), BBC TV, BMJ, The Epoch Times (Aug 22)   OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER, OPPOSITION LEADER, THE FOREIGN SECRETARY AND THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR HEALTH.  Download the Open Letter here or read…

Transplant Volumes and Anti-Rejection Drugs by David Matas, TTS Madrid, 2018

Transplant volumes and anti-rejection drugs by David Matas (Remarks prepared for delivery at a Campfire Session, The Transplantation Society Congress, 2018, Madrid, Spain) David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann and I released in June 2016 an update to our previous work on transplant abuse in China by focusing on transplant volumes.   We concluded that the transplant…

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…