WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting, DAFOH, the international human rights group made up of physicians and advocates for ethical organ procurement, has penned an open letter to United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein, calling on him to use his influence to oppose and end the…
By Omid Ghoreishi, Epoch Times | March 31, 2014
The Chinese regime’s macabre practice of killing Falun Gong practitioners for their organs was raised before the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva recently by the Vancouver-based Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada.
Speaking at a session reviewing the UNHRC’s report on China’s human rights record, Vani Selvarajah of Lawyer’s Rights Watch Canada reiterated a recent European Parliament resolution demanding an immediate end to the forced harvesting of organs from prisoners of conscience in China, “mainly Falun Gong practitioners.”
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The President of the European Economic and Social Committee – EESC, Henri Malosse, opened the Conference entitled “Organ Harvesting in China: Europe must act now” hosted at the EESC in Brussels. He considered ‘scandalous’ that such a practice is being undertaken by the Chinese authorities and hoped the European Union leaders would take up the issue with Chinese president, Mr. Xi Jinping, during his visit to Brussels on the 31st March 2014.
President Malosse declared that using body parts from prisoners of conscience, executed persons and minorities groups, to be sold in China or outside the country, is a disgrace for humanity and should end immediately.Speakers in the debate also included Members of the European Parliament, representatives of NGOs, lawyers and doctors fighting against the practice, calling for the respect of the fundamental rights in China. They all affirmed that the trafficking in human organs violates medical ethics and international human rights standards adopted by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the World Medical Association, the Transplantation Society and other international organizations.
OTTAWA—Canada formally acknowledged reports that the Chinese regime is engaged in organ harvesting without consent for the first time at the United Nations on Wednesday.
Canada’s statements at the United Nations are often noteworthy for their specificity and forcefulness, a trend that continued last week.
Canada’s comments were the only ones to prompt response from specific countries, as most other countries speak in generalities and those with documented abuses use the opportunity to make couched statements that deflect from their own human rights issues.
Canada’s human rights adviser at the U.N., Anne-Tamara Lorre, set the precedent during the Interactive Dialogue on Freedom of Religion at the U.N. in Geneva. The dialogue was focused on reports from two human rights-related special rapporteurs at the 22nd meeting of the current session of the Human Rights Council.
History on View in Strasbourg: MEPs Speak for Resolution Condemning Organ Harvesting in China (+Video)
By Stephen Gregory, Epoch Times | December 14, 2013
The European Parliament meeting in Strasbourg, France on Dec. 12 passed a resolution that condemns the practice of forced organ harvesting in China.
This video shows a selection of European Parliament members speaking in the debate in support of the resolution.
The resolution received broad-based support from five different political groups. Parliament members gave a variety of reasons for their votes, but came back to a few themes: the moral necessity of opposing the practice of forced organ harvesting; support for basic human rights; the good of the Chinese people; and the need for Europeans not to be complicit in these crimes.