Ostracism or Engagement in Combating Unethical Medical Research – Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2019 – Dr David Matas

Ostracism or engagement in combating unethical medical research (Paper for presentation to the Oxford Global Health and Bioethics International Conference 2019, Keble College, Oxford, 2 July,2019) by David Matas Introduction Where any component of medical research in a country is unethical, should the global research network working in that component ostracize or engage with researchers…

Highlights: China Tribunal Judgement Delivered

International People’s Tribunal exposes ‘wicked’ mass crimes and killings unmatched over the last century. “Forced organ harvesting has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale and that Falun Gong practitioners have been one – and probably the main – source of organ supply.”   “Governments and any who interact in any substantial…

Canadian Transplant Ethics – Remarks by David Matas

Canadian Transplant Ethics (Remarks prepared for delivery at the Canadian Bioethics Society Conference, Banff Alberta, May 24, 2019) By David Matas   The Canadian Society of Transplantation and Canadian Society of Nephrology in 2010 developed a policy statement on organ trafficking and transplant tourism.  Its purpose was to establish a unified and consistent approach by…

Engaging China with Canadian Values – David Kilgour

ENGAGING CHINA WITH CANADIAN VALUES Notes for Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. of International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC), Canadian International Council Forum Alt Hotel, Ottawa May 8, 2019, 7 pm ____________________________________________________________ Wei Jingsheng of the Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition notes that “The constitution of the Chinese Communist Party very clearly states: ‘the…

China Tribunal April Hearings Video Coverage

Over 20 Fact Witnesses, experts and investigators appeared before the China Tribunal on April 6th/7th, 2019 in Central London. Watch footage of the hearings here. BMJ – Richard Hurley – “Evidence to contradict “substantial” forced organ harvesting from prisoners in China is lacking, tribunal hears.” Bitter Winter – Ruth Ingram – “Governments that refuse to tackle…

Australian Parliamentary Report – Compassion, Not Commerce: An Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism

Compassion, Not Commerce: An Inquiry into Human Organ Trafficking and Organ Transplant Tourism (Download Full Report) Human Rights Sub-Committee House of Representatives Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (See Excerpts Below) Sub-Committee view 2.73  The Sub-Committee recognises the serious nature of the allegations made with regard to organ trafficking in China. The…

Czech Senate Passes Resolution Regarding the Persistent Violation of Freedom of Religion in China

The Senate resolution expresses support for the Falun Gong Spiritual Movement, Christians, Uighurs and Tibetans and concerns over their persecution by the Chinese regime. The resolution also calls on the Czech government to call on the Chinese regime to stop the persecution of these people, to release prisoners of conscience, to respect and to ratify…

Prof Wendy Rogers Receives NHRMRC Ethics Award

Australia’s peak funding body for medical research, the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) – held its biannual Research Excellence Awards this week. Wendy Rogers, Professor of Clinical Ethics at Macquarie University, Australia, and ETAC’s Advisory Committee Chair, was awarded the prestigious Ethics Award. NHMRC’s Ethics Award recognises outstanding Australians for their contributions to…

BMJ Open: World-First Study Calls for Mass Retraction of 400 Chinese Organ Transplant Papers

  View and download the BMJ OPEN report here – ‘Compliance with ethical standards in the reporting of donor sources and ethics review in peer-reviewed publications involving organ transplantation in China: a scoping review’. Media Coverage: The Guardian – Call for Retraction of 400 Scientific Papers Amid Fears Organ Came From Chinese Prisoners The Australian…