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Organ Transplants and Crimes Against Humanity In China: An Australian Issue Expert panel discussion with Q&A Includes screening of the short film: “The China Tribunal Final Judgment”

When:
Mon 18 Nov 2019
Cost:
By donation
Details:
A shortage of organ donors worldwide is undeniable and travelling overseas for a transplant is on the rise. The medical and legal implications of sourcing organs overseas are significant, and often result in breaches of fundamental human rights. For at least two decades, the government of China has been accused of forcibly harvesting organs from prisoners of conscience, principally Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghur Muslims – killing the victim in the process. In June 2019 the China Tribunal, an independent people’s tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, concluded that forced organ harvesting in China has been committed for years on a significant scale and continues today. The Tribunal also found, beyond reasonable doubt, that China has committed crimes against humanity against Falun Gong and the Uyghurs.

In China a prolific organ transplant trade is flourishing, leading unquestionably to what can be called one of humanity’s greatest tragedies. For Australians and businesses, this raises serious issues of human rights and concerns for complicity in crimes against humanity.

Join a panel of experts who will discuss the business and human rights implications of forced organ harvesting in China, modern slavery obligations for Australian businesses, the United Nations’ human rights treaties and mechanisms, and Australia’s responsibility to protect and promote human rights.

GUEST SPEAKERS
THE CHINA TRIBUNAL – SUSIE HUGHES
A UNITED NATIONS ISSUE – ELIZABETH EVATT AC
A MODERN SLAVERY ISSUE – CAROLYN KITTO
A LEGAL ISSUE, COMPLICITY – DR DAVID MATAS
A BUSINESS & HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE – DR MARTIJN BOERSMA
AN ETHICAL ISSUE – PROFESSOR WENDY ROGERS
A MEDICAL ISSUE – PROFESSOR MARIA FIATARONE SINGH
A FALUN GONG COMMUNITY ISSUE – JINTAO LIU
A UYGHUR COMMUNITY ISSUE – OMIR BEKALI (via video call)

CHAIR – MADELEINE BRIDGETT
HOSTED BY – DAVID SHOEBRIDGE MLC
PRESENTED BY – INTERNATIONAL COALITION TO END TRANSPLANT ABUSE IN CHINA
Location:
NSW Parliament House, Theatrette – 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney
Contact:
Luke on
  0422 525 940

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