UH Manoa forum focuses on allegations of human organ harvesting in China

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Hong Jiang, 956-8164
Geography Department
Posted: Oct 15, 2007

Two international human rights experts will speak October 29th at a UH Mānoa forum, "China‘s New Genocide," focusing on alleged large-scale, systematic harvesting of organs from living Falun Gong practitioners in China. It will be held Monday, Oct. 29 from 3-5 p.m. at the UH Mānoa Architecture Auditorium, Room 205.

David Matas, international human rights lawyer in Canada, will speak about his independent investigation into the subject. He has served on the Canadian delegation to the United Nations Conference on an International Criminal Court, and the Canadian Delegation to the Stockholm International Forum on the Holocaust.

Dr. Kirk Allison, Director of the University of Minnesota‘s Program in Human Rights and Health, will discuss medical ethical issues of international organ transplantation in relation to illicit organ harvesting in China. Dr. Allison is an authority on medical ethics, human rights, and public policy.

The forum will discuss how such a horrific practice could take place there, and examine the challenges posed by these crimes to medical professionals, patients, and citizens outside China. The event is sponsored by Associated Students of the University of Hawaii and the UHM College of Social Sciences and Geography Department.

Other UH groups that helped plan this event are the Falun Gong Club and Amnesty International. For information, please contact Prof. Hong Jiang at 956-8164 or hjiang@hawaii.edu