China Tribunal – UN Human Rights Council 42nd Session, 2019 (Ingenieurs du Monde)

Mr Hamid Sabi – Counsel to the China Tribunal addressed the UN Human Rights Council on the 24th September, 2019. (Footage provided by UN live feed and Ingenieurs du Monde.)


Mr. Vice President

The Durban Declaration “affirms the urgent need to prevent, combat and eliminate all forms of trafficking in persons.” Including organ trafficking.

The China Tribunal, a people’s tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, considered all available evidence and concluded that forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience including the religious and ethnic minorities of Falun Gong and Uyghurs has been committed for years throughout China on a significant scale, and that it continues today. This involves hundreds of thousands of victims.

Acting on independent legal advice, the Tribunal concluded that commission of Crimes Against Humanity against Falun Gong and Uyghurs had been proved beyond reasonable doubt.

Victim for victim and death for death, cutting out the hearts and other organs from living, blameless, harmless, peaceable people constitutes one of the worst mass atrocities of this century.

Organ transplantation to save life is a scientific and social triumph. But killing the donor is criminal.

Government and international bodies must do their duty not only in regard to the possible charge of genocide but also in regard to Crimes Against Humanity, which the tribunal does not consider to be less heinous.

It is the legal obligation of UN Member States and the duty of this council to address this criminal conduct.

Thank you Mr Vice President.