Human rights education & vulnerable groups

by David Matas Does human rights education help to realize the human rights of the most vulnerable groups? International Conference on Human Rights Education, Washington College of Law, American University, Washington, DC. Human rights education spreads the language of human rights to everyone, perpetrators as well as victims. This vocabulary can be and has been…

A Bipartisan, Human Rights Issue that Congress Needs to Address

By Ming Chen, MD When this month’s elections gave the Republican Party control of Congress, both President Obama and incoming congressional leaders pledged themselves to try and find ways to work together despite their political differences. But an opportunity to demonstrate that kind of leadership doesn’t need to wait until the next Congress is sworn…

The Protocol on Trafficking in Persons and Transplant Tourism

by David Matas Prepared for a side event to the Conference of States Parties, Vienna, Austria. Does the Protocol on Trafficking in Persons of the Convention on Transnational Organized Crime encompass transplant tourism?  That is a question I want to address.  My answer to that question is yes.  Getting to that answer though takes some…

Canada MPs: Forced Organ Removal in China Beyond Question

BY MATTHEW LITTLE I EPOCH TIMES OTTAWA, Canada—It’s no longer possible to deny the Chinese regime is killing political prisoners and prisoners of conscience for their organs, said Scott Reid, chair of the Canadian Parliament’s human rights subcommittee. “Nobody could seriously doubt the nature of the problem, the size of the problem. What we call ‘plausible…

Ethical Standards and Chinese Organ Transplant Abuse

BY DAVID MATAS Chamber of Deputies, Rome, Italy I wrote a report with David Kilgour in June 2006 which concluded that prisoners of conscience in China, practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong, were being killed for their organs which were being sold at high prices to transplant patients. We produced a…

PA House of Representatives Unanimously Passes Resolution Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China

BY FOFG.ORG At Friends of Falun Gong, we applaud the Pennsylvania House of Representatives’ passage of House Resolution 1052 with a vote of 198 to zero. The short title of the resolution on the PA General Assembly website is: “A Resolution encouraging the medical community of this Commonwealth to help raise awareness of unethical organ…

Military Health Minister Says Jiang Zemin Culprit Of Organ Harvesting

BY NTD CHINESE Former Health Minister of the General Logistics Department of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) personally confirmed that former Chinese President Jiang Zemin ordered live organ harvesting from Falun Gong practitioners. These organs were used for transplants according to telephone records recently released by World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong…

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour: Organ Harvesting from Chinese Prisoners

The Hinckley Institute Radio Hour (Air date: October 1, 2014) – In recent years investigators have revealed a systemic practice by the Chinese government to use the organs from executed prisoners of conscience for transplantation. Many victims of this practice are members of the persecuted religious group Falun Gong. A week ago, September 19th, 2014,…

Italian Congress Shows the Double Face of Organ Transplantation

BY EPOCH TIMES ROME—The congress of the Italian Society of Organ Transplantation (SITO) concluded in Siena, Italy, end September. Doctors and professional workers shared with the public the reality of a sensitive issue. From one side, Italy is one of the most advanced medical countries in the world, from another side, there is still poor…

The First Criminals in Live Organ Harvesting Announced

BY NTDTV Since organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners was first revealed in 2006, the relevant evidence and information about the CCP’s (Chinese Communist Party) crimes have continued to be exposed. WOIPFG, the World Organization to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong, announced the first list of medical staff alleged to have participated in…

Chinese Doctors Involved in Cambodian Organ Trafficking Scheme

BY EPOCH TIMES An organ trafficking ring operating out of a Cambodian military hospital was broken up in August, as Cambodian police made nine arrests, including at least one Chinese doctor and professor who acted as a consultant and trainer for the group. State-led organ harvesting is common in the People’s Republic of China, especially…

David Matas: ‘Transplant Tourism from the Middle East’

BY DAVID MATAS Remarks prepared for delivery to the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation, Istanbul, Turkey, 10 September, 2014 There needs to be more of an effort in the Middle East to combat transplant tourism from the Middle East. National professional associations should require compliance with international standards. My focus is, in particular, transplant…

Unbelievable! Over 2,500 Signatures from a City in China!

BY MINGHUI Between February and June 2014, 2,595 people in Zhangjiakou City, Hebei Province, and surrounding areas signed a petition denouncing these crimes, and demanding that the organ harvesting be stopped. One woman was enraged after hearing about the atrocity, “The CCP is killing people! Who wouldn’t sign the petition to stop it? I am…

Hospital in China’s South Was Awash With Organs

BY EPOCH TIMES Throughout the 1980s, Chinese authorities ran a secret hospital at the base of Baiyun Mountain in China’s south, where death row prisoners were executed and their organs made available for transplant into the bodies of overseas Chinese, according to the testimony of a former official. The former official, identified by the alias of…

China’s Transplant Officials Seem to Preempt Book’s Critique

BY EPOCH TIMES Days after the publication of a new book on state-run organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China, Chinese authorities have published a flurry of articles, statements, and claims—some of them contradictory—decrying organ trafficking rings, affirming the commitment to no longer using prisoners of conscience, and sternly noting the illegality of organ trading…