Transparency of organ donations: The case of China

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Society of Organ Donation and Procurement conference, Seoul, Korea 18 October, 2015 Introduction The World Health Organization Guiding Principle 1 of the Guiding Principles on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation requires consent from the donor to organ removal for the purpose of transplantation. Guiding Principle 10 requires traceability…

Organ Transplant Abuse in China: What Is Korea to Do?

BY DAVID MATAS Speech given at International Association for Ethical Transplants public forum, City Hall, Seoul, Korea, 16 October, 2015 The Government of China, by its own admission, has been sourcing organs from prisoners in large numbers, in violation of international ethics. Research that David Kilgour and I have done has concluded that these prisoners…

Cotler Hopes New Parliament Will Enact Legislation to Combat Forced Organ Harvesting

BY EPOCH TIMES Prominent Liberal MP not seeking re-election, hopes other MPs will carry his private member’s bill Veteran MP Irwin Cotler has decided not to seek re-election this time around, but the distinguished law professor and seasoned politician hopes others will pick up the reins of one of his most passionate human rights causes.…

CHINA’S SEMANTIC TRICK WITH PRISONER ORGANS

BY KIRK C ALLISON, NORBERT W PAUL, MICHAEL E SHAPIRO, CHARL ELS, AND HUIGE LI. On 3 December 2014, the director of the China Organ Donation Committee and former vice-minister of health, Huang Jiefu, announced that China would cease using death-row prisoners’ organs for transplantation after January 2015. Since then, many medical professionals and international…

A European Union investigation into transplant abuse in China

BY DAVID MATAS European Parliament briefing, Brussels, 16 September, 2015 Introduction The European Parliament passed a resolution in December 2013 on organ harvesting in China. That resolution, amongst other provisions, called for a full and transparent investigation by the European Union into organ transplant practices in China. To date no such investigation has been done…

David Matas talks Chinese organ harvesting at Perth victim symposium

BY PERTHNOW Western Australia’s politicians and business leaders are being called on to help stop the mass slaughter of China’s political prisoners for organ harvesting. Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Matas will talk at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth on Tuesday. Mr Matas is…

Transplant Profession Standards as a Source of International Law

by David Matas Conference of ANZSIL – Australia and New Zealand Society of International Law – Wellington New Zealand Background A woman with the pseudonym Annie in March 2006 made a public statement in Washington DC that her ex-husband had been harvesting the corneas of practitioners of Falun Gong for transplants sold to foreigners at…

US Congress to Condemn Organ Harvesting in China With New Resolution

By Epoch Times Congress has introduced a resolution that would condemn the Chinese Communist Party for harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience. If it passes a vote, H.Res.343 would be the first time that the U.S. Congress has publicly addressed this particular abuse in China, which researchers have characterized as one of the country’s…

The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs: What’s New

by David Matas Presented to a public forum, University of South Australia, Adelaide, 28 June, 2015 I want to focus on seven new developments. There is new legislation in Italy and Taiwan, a study of proposed legislation in South Australia, an upcoming conference in China, forced blood testing of Falun Gong practitioners who are not subject…

China’s Former Security Chief Implicated in Organ Harvesting

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times Loyalist to former Chinese leader Jiang Zemin blamed for state-run organ trade   In a shocking shift in a public narrative, China’s top organ transplantation official blamed the former chief security boss and longtime Jiang Zemin loyalist, Zhou Yongkang, for the state’s use of prisoners as a live organ bank. The…

Hon. David Kilgour, J.D – Speech at International Conference on Religious Freedom

by Hon. David Kilgour, J.D   International Conference on Religious Freedom In Honour of Hon. Shahbaz Bhatti A 2011 Pew Forum study estimated that Christians then numbered about 2.1 billion worldwide. According to the International Society for Human Rights, a secular group with members in 38 countries, 80 per cent of all acts of religious…

SARS Whistleblower Exposes Organ Harvesting by Chinese Military

By Matthew Robertson, Epoch Times The Chinese doctor who made world headlines in 2003 by exposing the coverup of the deadly disease Sudden Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, has now come forth to expose another of China’s dark secrets: the involvement of Chinese military hospitals in harvesting organs from prisoners—sometimes while the victims are still…

Senate Bill: Italy Censures China Organ Pillaging

By Vincenzo Cassano, Epoch Times The Italian Senate has approved a bill that would introduce harsh penalties against individuals who knowingly traffic in human organs. In their discussion of the proposal before the vote, senators focused their outrage on China’s organ transplantation system, which they said has lead to the organized murder of tens of…

Organ Pillaging Discussions in Prague Senat

BY THE EPOCH TIMES PRAGUE—At a week-long international festival against totalitarianism that concluded in the Czech capital on Feb. 27, attendees commemorated the struggles of victims living under past and present regimes. This year, two prominent guests, former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour and investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann, were invited to the…

Canadian MP Takes a Stand Against China Organ Pillaging

OTTAWA—Liberal MP and former Minister of Justice Irwin Cotler rose in the House of Commons on Feb. 19 to give voice to demands that the Chinese regime end its practice of killing prisoners of conscience and harvesting their organs. Cotler, the Liberal Party’s critic for rights and freedoms and international justice, tabled six petitions on…

White House Responds to Organ Harvesting Petition, Skirting Around Substance

BY THE EPOCH TIMES The White House responded recently to a petition about a grave topic—harvesting of organs of prisoners of conscience in China. But the response that came two years after the petition was lodged, failed entirely to address the key issue of concern, and, say doctors and researchers who supported the petition, took…