ORGAN HARVESTING: AN EXAMINATION OF A BRUTAL PRACTICE

BY ETHAN GUTMANN, AUTHOR OF THE SLAUGHTER Committee on Foreign Affairs Hearing: Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations, and the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats 2:00 pm, June 23, 2016 in Room 2200, Rayburn House Office Building: “Organ Harvesting: An Examination of a Brutal Practice” ► WATCH WEBCAST…

US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PASSES LEGISLATION CONDEMNING ORGAN HARVESTING

BY THE EPOCH TIMES A decade after evidence emerged of one of the gravest and most extraordinary human rights violations today, the United States House of Representatives has added its voice to the chorus of censure. H.Res 343, an item of legislation that expresses concern by the House of Representatives on “persistent and credible reports…

Governance and Corruption

BY DAVID KILGOUR Second Annual Anti-Corruption Symposium of Canadians for Accountability in partnership. University of Ottawa 7 May 2016 The respected international NGO Transparency International (TI), which confronts corruption worldwide, is correct that none anywhere should be above the law or abuse voter-entrusted power for private gain. Corruption poses a threat to democracies and the…

Former MP David Kilgour Returns to Edmonton for Screening of ‘Human Harvest’

BY EPOCH TIMES The last few days of April were busy ones for David Kilgour, the now-retired longtime Edmonton MP and former secretary of state for Asia-Pacific. He had come to Edmonton for the screening of the documentary “Human Harvest,” an award-winning Canadian film that delves into the issue of state-sanctioned forced organ harvesting from…

Ethical standards and Chinese organ transplant abuse

]BY DAVID MATAS Revised remarks for a presentation to the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism, College of Medicine, University of Arizona, 15 April, 2016 Going through all relevant evidence to come to an informed conclusion on organ transplant abuse in China is a time consuming task and it is unrealistic to expect everyone interested…

Organ Pillaging in China —A ‘Horror Story’

BY VISION TIMES “This is something out of a horror story,” said U.S. Congressman Eliot Engel during a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, in reference to reports of forced organ harvesting against prisoners of conscience in China. “Organ transplants save lives every single day, but non-consensual organ harvesting represents a gross violation of human rights,”…

Chair of Foreign Affairs Committee Supports US Condemnation of Organ Harvesting in China

BY EPOCH TIMES Last year, approximately 20,000 people from U.S. Congressional District 39 in California signed a petition to support a house resolution condemning forced organ harvesting in China. This district is represented by Ed Royce, who also chairs the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Currently 142 members of Congress on both sides of the aisle…

ABC Radio National Report: ‘Hard To Believe’ the Movie

BY RADIO NATIONAL via HARDTOBELIEVEMOVIE.COM Radio National lately interviewed Professor Katrina Bramstedt of Bond University, a transplant ethicist and participant in Hard To Believe. The transcript of her interview is presented here and the full recording can be found on Radio National website. Andrew West: As Australia prepares to step up business with China after…

THE PARTY’S TESTING GROUND: Recent Trends in Chinese Organ Harvesting of Prisoners of Conscience

BY ETHAN GUTMANN “Uyghur Struggle for Human Rights” Conference. European Parliament, Brussels, October 22, 2015 My objective today is to present some important new evidence about state-controlled organ harvesting of political and religious dissidents in China. I’ll begin with a brief review of what we know. Then, I’ll contrast that with how the Chinese Communist…

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.…