ETAC’s Empowerment & Accountability Program: Assisting Advocates in their Work to End Forced Organ Harvesting in China

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WEBINAR – Understanding the Evidence of Forced Organ Harvesting in China by Prof Wendy Rogers

This presentation provides an overview of the multiple lines of evidence, and the primary investigations and reports, that were reviewed by the China Tribunal. Aimed to inform those who are new to the issue of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China, and to assist participants so they understand the main lines of evidence and can explain them to others in their advocacy.

WEBINAR – China’s Forced Organ Harvesting in Xinjiang/East Turkestan  by Ethan Gutmann

This 1-hour presentation provides an overview of the current evidence of forced organ harvesting from Uyghurs and other persecuted groups in the East Turkestan/Xinjiang region. Includes Q&A.

WEBINAR – What you can do – Global Initiatives and Calls to Action to Stop Forced Organ Harvesting In China

This webinar provides an overview of current global initiatives to stop forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience and ethnic minorities in China. New activities are also announced that participants may be interested to support. Presented by Susie Hughes, Executive Director, ETAC. Speakers: Dr Aliya Khan (Canadians in Support of Refugees in Dire Need), Miriam Kamali (Senior Advocacy Officer, Freedom United), Enver Tohti (Former surgeon and Uyghur, China), Nurgul Sawut (Uyghur Activist Australia) and Norman Epstein (Member of ETAC Canada, Chair of ETAC’s Student Movement).

WEBINAR – Business & Human Rights: An Important Focus for Advocacy with Madeleine Bridgett

This training is focused around Modern Slavery, an important area of advocacy which includes organ trafficking. Understanding the ‘supply chain’ obligations of universities, hospitals, medical institutions and business is critical to calling for accountability and justice.

Madeleine Bridgett is an international human rights barrister. She is the Co-Chair of the Business and Human Rights Subcommittee for the Australian Lawyers of Human Rights, a member of the Human Rights Committee for the NSW Bar Association and past Chair and member of ETAC’s Australian Committee. Madeleine has published work in both national and international journals and has presented at conferences globally.

TRAINING – Communicating with Diplomats and Members of Government: Introductory Advocacy Advice with David Kilgour 

This training is focused around David’s advice to grassroots communities regarding approaching governments for support including advice on first impressions and how to communicate with the offices of Government officials.

David Kilgour is former member of the Canadian Parliament since 1979. He served as Deputy Speaker and Chair of the Committees of the Whole House, Secretary of State for Latin America & Africa (1997-2002) and Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific (2002-2003). In 2009, he published with David Matas Bloody Harvest-The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs. He is a co-author of the 2016 investigative report An Update to Bloody Harvest and The Slaughter. 

EXPLAINER VIDEO – China’s $$$-Billion Murder for Organs Industry

This short video is excellent to watch as an introduction and fantastic for use in advocacy.

WEBINAR – Documenting Evidence Through Witness Statements with Wayne Jordash QC

This webinar details the creation of quality witness statements for use in Criminal proceedings. Evidence is a formal term for information that is used to prove or disprove the alleged crimes in a trial. This webinar considers witness statements as evidence within an international court, and instructs people how to tell a story in a legally appropriate manner. This webinar will focus on how to contact a witness, how to conduct an ethical interview with a witness, and how to write a witness statement. It will detail the legal obligations relating to consent, offer information about record-keeping processes, and provide information about appropriate questioning techniques. Additionally, it will detail how to accurately sequence a detailed statement using suitable language.

Presented by Wayne Jordash QC and Ellie Stephenson.

WEBINAR – Evidence 101: What is Considered Evidence with Wayne Jordash QC

The webinar provides an overview of how evidence is considered by an international court and what constitutes evidence. Presented by Wayne Jordash QC and Ellie Stephenson.

WEBINAR – The Role of Photos and Videos As Evidence Of Human Rights Abuses, with Wendy Betts

This training webinar addresses some of the challenges to authenticating photo and video, which make it difficult to use the footage as evidence to hold perpetrators responsible. Tips for capturing photo and video in a way that can increase its evidentiary value are discussed. Wendy Betts is the Director of eyeWitness to Atrocities, an organisation that combines law and technology to promote accountability for serious international crimes.

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