Escalation of Human Rights Violations in the 21st century:
State-sponsored Forced Organ Harvesting of Living People
On March 22, 2022, two NGOs, CAP Liberté de Conscience and DAFOH, co-organized a side event to the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council. The organizers invited 12 experts to speak about forced organ harvesting in China and human rights.
Speakers in the sequence of their appearance at the event:
1.) Torsten Trey, MD, PhD, Executive Director DAFOH, USA
2.) Declan Lyons, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, IRELAND
3.) Hermann Tertsch del Valle-Lersundi, Member of the European Parliament, SPAIN
4.) Snezhana Georgieva, Journalist and Philosopher, BULGARIA
5.) Carlos Iglesias, Esq., Human Rights Lawyer, SPAIN
6.) Steve Chabot, U.S. House Representative, USA
7.) Theresa Chu, Esq., Chairman, Legal Commission of Universal Declaration on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting, TAIWAN
8.) Annick Ponthier, Member of Parliament, BELGIUM
9.) David Matas, Esq., International Human Rights Lawyer, CANADA
10.) Peter van Dalen, Member of the European Parliament, NETHERLANDS
11.) Casey Alves, Esq., Human Rights Activist, UNITED KINGDOM
12.) Chiu-Chin Tien, Commissioner, Taiwan National Human Rights Commission, TAIWAN
Roundtable Discussion, March 23, 2022
Following the side event on March 22, a roundtable discussion with the goal to find solutions to help combating and ending the crime of forced organ harvesting from living people took place on March 23, 2022. Among the panelists were experts and speakers from previous webinars and new experts.
Thierry Valle, Moderator, President CAP, the Coordination of Associations and Individuals for Freedom of Conscience, CAP-Liberté de Conscience
Harold King, BDS Msc, Co-Moderator, Director of DAFOH France
Casey Alves, Human Rights Activist
Alejandro Centurion, MD, DAFOH
Theresa Chu, Esq., Chairman, Legal Commission of Universal Declaration on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting
Willy Fautré, Co-Founder and Director of Human Rights Without Frontiers
G. Weldon Gilcrease, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Utah, DAFOH Deputy Director
Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, House of Lords, United Kingdom
Carlos Iglesias, Esq., Human Rights Lawyer
David Matas, Esq., International Human Rights Lawyer
For further background information about the side event, please look here.
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