What we do
The International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC) is a coalition of lawyers, academics, ethicists, medical professionals, researchers and human rights advocates dedicated to ending forced organ harvesting in China.
ETAC is committed to highlighting forced organ harvesting in China and to bringing this issue to the attention of the public and policy makers.
We call on Governments to enact measures to criminalize organ trafficking and transplant tourism. We call for the introduction of measures including mandatory reporting of ‘organ tourism’, a ban on entry of individuals involved in trafficking organs, and prohibition of pharmaceutical companies’ participation in transplant field tests and clinical trials in China.
ETAC activities include: parliamentary briefings, roundtable discussions, Q&A forums, lectures, online seminars and film screenings. The ETAC Global Advocacy Network coordinates the efforts of supporters locally and globally.
ETAC promotes and protects human rights by:
- Undertaking, publishing and disseminating research regarding forced organ harvesting in China
- Calling for greater transparency and scrutiny of the transplantation system in China
- Promoting public debate regarding human tissue and organ trafficking laws and policy
- Raising public awareness regarding the importance of ending the detainment, torture and forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China.
ETAC’s organizational aims are to:
- Raise public awareness regarding the importance of ending the detainment, torture, and forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China.
- Undertake, publish and disseminate research regarding forced organ harvesting in China;
- Educate the public regarding the importance of ending forced organ harvesting through activities including public talks, discussion groups, film screenings, Q&A forums, the publication of papers and articles, the creation of films, multimedia presentations, printed materials and any other legal means.
- Engage medical, legal, academia and other relevant bodies/ stakeholders to be aware of the evidence regarding forced organ harvesting in China and to call for greater transparency and scrutiny of the transplantation system in China
- Promote public debate regarding human tissue and organ trafficking laws and policy nationally and internationally, to ensure that governments/ jurisdictions globally adopt laws in order to protect their citizens from unknowingly becoming complicit in organ trafficking crimes.
- Advocate for further credible, transparent, independent investigations into organ transplant abuses in China and monitor government policies and the passage of legislation to ensure that the international community address the issue of forced organ harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China
- Monitor government policies to ensure that they abide by their obligations under the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and the Convention against Torture.
- Ensure that the international community is made aware of any governmental breaches of their obligations under the two covenants set out above; through education campaigns, publications or any other legal means.
- Promote change in the law and policy to put an end to organ tourism; in particular people travelling to China to source unethically procured organs
- Fundraise and lobby for governmental, corporate and community support in order to carry out and achieve ETAC’s objectives
- Seek justice for the victims of forced organ harvesting
The International Coalition To End Transplant Abuse In China is a registered not for profit company (Ltd).