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…

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…

Update on Numbers – Organ Transplants & Sources in China

by David Matas Remarks prepared for a parallel and poster presentation to the World Trade Congress, San Francisco, California, USA, 29 July, 2014) How many organ transplants are there each year in China? What are the sources of these organs? David Kilgour and I, in a report published first in July 2006 and then January…

Rally Commemorating 15 Years of Falun Gong Persecution by party-state in China 

By Hon David Kilgour Embassy of China, 515 St. Patrick St. Ottawa 17 July 2014 Thanks to Alex Neve, secretary general of Amnesty International Canada, Paul Li, a survivor of the persecution, and to all of you for coming today to protest the crimes against humanity that have now continued for 15 years against Falun Gong…

Flip flopping in China over sourcing organs from prisoners

by David Matas A public lecture at the Galbraith Building, University of Toronto, 28 May 2014 I want in this talk to cover two topics: the evidence of the killing of Falun Gong for their organs; and recent developments in China on this issue. Evidence I am a lawyer in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada in private practice.…

Update and next steps: The killing of Falun Gong for their organs

Revised remarks to the European Economic and Social Committee 19 March 2014, Brussels, Belgium by David Matas I want in this talk to cover three topics: the evidence on the killing of Falun Gong for their organs; recent developments and next steps to combat organ transplant abuse in China. Evidence I am a lawyer in…

Corporate Responsibility, Ukraine/Putin, Beijing Governance/ Organ Pillaging/Economics

Hon. David Kilgour, JD. To M.B.A students University of California at Irvine March 10, 2014 It’s good to be back in a state where your tw0 trillion dollar economy now appears to have regained its place as the 8th largest in the world, and where your recent Academy awards ceremony was evidently seen live in…

David Kilgour’s speech to the Knesset of Israel

17 February, 2014 Honourable members of the Knesset, Permit me to thank you for the welcome given to the recent delegation from Canada.  The visit and our prime minister’s address to the Knesset were widely reported across our country. Permit me to repeat four excerpts from the speech: “Canada supports Israel fundamentally because it is…

The Italian Parliament and Chinese organ transplant abuse – by David Matas

Presentation to a Senate Human Rights Committee hearing and a Chamber of Deputies briefing session. Italian Parliament 19 December 2013 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…

Reaction to a comment from Dr. Jeremy Chapman – by David Matas

Reaction to a comment from Dr. Jeremy Chapman 07 December 2013 Dr. Jeremy Chapman, former president of The Transplantation Society, has been quoted as having made this comment about the killing of Falun Gong for their organs: “I heard your accusations that it was happening. I have seen no evidence of using any executed prisoners other…

Prevention and Cure – by David Matas

Combating organ transplant Abuse in China: New Developments (Remarks prepared for a forum in Taipei, Taiwan, 28 February 2013) David Matas I. Introduction The bulk of organs for transplants in China come from prisoners of conscience, predominantly practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong. That was the conclusion of research in reports…

Misgovernance, Predatory Economy and Organ Trafficking in China – by Hon. David Kilgour, J.D.

Civita Norway Oslo 21 November 2013 Permit me to begin by stressing that my respect for the Chinese people is longstanding. It grew during several visits to the country and meeting both nationals and members of the vast Chinese Diaspora. It is no accident that more than one million Canadians of origin in the Middle…

The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs: Individual Cases – by David Matas

Revised remarks William Pitt Union, University of Pittsburgh 28 March 2013 The conclusion that practitioners of the spiritually based set of exercises Falun Gong have been killed in large numbers for their organs relies on the confluence of a number of evidentiary trails. This evidence does not necessarily identify individual victims. Sometimes I am asked…