Double Speak Governs China’s Transplant Policy

BY EPOCH TIMES “What everyone wants to know about your announcement is the extent of its limitation of prisoner organs,” asked the host of China Central Television, China’s flagship propaganda television station, of Huang Jiefu, the country’s top transplantation official, in an attitude of faux-earnestness. In December Huang had made a remarkable announcement: that organs…

Setting the Record Straight: The Dr. Ko Interview (Video)

http://vimeo.com/114999261 In an indepth video interview, Ethan Gutmann comments on the recent Taiwanese media frenzy over his latest book, “The Slaughter,” and clarifies any final ambiguities over his interview with Taipei’s new mayor, Dr. Ko Wen-je. Read the FULL TEXT Photos of Ethan Gutmann’s and Dr. Ko Wen-je’s correspondence:  DOWNLOAD Order your copy of The…

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…

Skeptical of China’s Announcement to End Organ Harvesting? You Should be!

WASHINGTON / PRNewswire-USNewswire Just days before International Human Rights Day on Dec. 10th, the news that the People’s Republic of China will end its internationally-condemned practice of harvesting organs from prisoners by 1 January 2015 is hardly credible given the government’s long history of breaking similar promises, according to the global humanitarian watchdog group Doctors Against…

Motion Passed in Canada Against Forced Organ Harvesting in China

By Limin Zhou, Epoch Times OTTAWA—During Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s recent visit to China, the Subcommittee on International Human Rights unanimously passed a motion condemning the Chinese regime’s practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience. The motion, which was passed on Nov. 6, stated that the subcommittee “expresses its deep concern over the…

Hearing at National Assembly for Wales

“One thing that Wales can do is say to its own transplant professionals: No contact with Chinese transplant professionals. Say to Chinese transplant professionals: No access to Welsh transplant professionals until there is acknowledgement, not just accountability in the future, but accountability of the past.” – David Matas Photo: David Kilgour, Ethan Gutmann & David…

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…