ENDING ORGAN TOURISM TO CHINA —BY DAVID KILGOUR

BY HON. DAVID KILGOUR, J.D. 17-23 August, 2016 Hong Kong Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre hosting Congress In 2006, the Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China asked David Matas and me to investigate as volunteers seemingly bizarre but persistent claims of organ pillaging/trafficking from Falun Gong practitioners. We released two…

CHINA HUMAN RIGHTS REBEL TRANSPLANT CONFERENCE HELD IN HONG KONG

BY MATTHEW ROBERTSON, EPOCH TIMES HONG KONG—On the penultimate day of The Transplantation Society’s premier industry congress at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Center, a smaller conference with a slightly different focus was held by Epoch Times Hong Kong a short distance away. The Epoch Times Hong Kong event, which ran for slightly over…

BRINGING TO JUSTICE THOSE WHO KILL FALUN GONG FOR THEIR ORGANS

BY DAVID MATAS Presentation to the European Conference on Ethics, Religion & Philosophy, 5 July, 2016, Brighton UK This conference raises the questions, “what is justice and why do we seek it?” The answers to these questions depend on context. In determining what constitutes justice, one size does not fit all. I approach these questions…

DAVID KILGOUR SPEAKS AT EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT

NOTES FOR REMARKS ON NEW UPDATE ON ‘BLOODY HARVEST’ AND ‘THE SLAUGHTER’ Hon. David Kilgour, J.D. European Parliament, Brussels 29 June, 2016 For at least 15 years across China, there has been regime-sanctioned pillaging and trafficking in the vital organs of prisoners of conscience—overwhelmingly from practitioners of Falun Gong, but also Tibetans, Uyghurs and house…

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…

AN UPDATE TO RESEARCH ON ORGAN HARVESTING IN CHINA

At 2 p.m. June 22 at the National Press Club, Washington, DC Former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific David Kilgour, investigative journalist Ethan Gutmann and Canadian human rights attorney David Matas will release a detailed and comprehensive report on China’s organ transplantation industry, dealing specifically with the use of prisoners of conscience as a profitable…

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…

Two Davids & Goliath – David Matas & David Kilgour Speak at TEDx

David Matas & David Kilgour on “Two Davids & Goliath” at TEDxMünchen 2015 David Kilgour is co-chair of the Canadian Friends of a Democratic Iran, past chair of the Latin America and Caribbean policy working group of the Ottawa branch of the Canadian International Council, a director of the Washington-based Council for a Community of…

David Matas talks Chinese organ harvesting at Perth victim symposium

BY PERTHNOW Western Australia’s politicians and business leaders are being called on to help stop the mass slaughter of China’s political prisoners for organ harvesting. Human Rights Lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize nominee David Matas will talk at the 15th International Symposium of the World Society of Victimology in Perth on Tuesday. Mr Matas is…

US Congress to Condemn Organ Harvesting in China With New Resolution

By Epoch Times Congress has introduced a resolution that would condemn the Chinese Communist Party for harvesting the organs of prisoners of conscience. If it passes a vote, H.Res.343 would be the first time that the U.S. Congress has publicly addressed this particular abuse in China, which researchers have characterized as one of the country’s…

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 explaining.

I should state up front that, though this question is general, I approach it from quite a particular perspective.  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 were being sold at high prices to transplant patients, mostly transplant tourists.  We produced a second version in of our report in January 2007 and a third version in book form under the title Bloody Harvest in November 2009.   Our report prompted the founding of a non-governmental organization Doctors against Forced Organ Harvesting or DAFOH.  I and Dr. Torsten Trey, the founder of DAFOH, co-edited a book of essays on organ transplant abuse in China published in August 2012 under the name State Organs. Ethan Gutmann, in research with Jaya Gibson, announced in June 2010, and, in a book titled The Slaughter published in August 2014, wrote that the killing of innocents for their organs had spread from Falun Gong to Tibetans, Eastern Lightning house Christians and Uighurs.

Canadian Remedies for Organ Transplant Abuse in China

by David Matas

Presented to a forum at The National Archives, Ottawa

I want to express my appreciation for the remarks of Ethan Gutmann and Damon Noto.  I have been on this file for over eight years now and it is a relief to have colleagues as informed and articulate as Ethan and Damon joining me and David Kilgour in our efforts. 

Today I am not going to talk about the evidence.  I start with an assumption that you are either convinced by my colleague or at least troubled enough by what they said to want to do something about it. The question I want to address is what that something in Canada might be.