[SydPhil] CAVE Public Lecture: David Matas, "Avoiding complicity in foreign transplant abuse" (Nov 23, Macquarie)

Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics arts.cave at mq.edu.au
Mon Oct 24 09:26:35 AEDT 2016

Hi all,

You are invited to the annual Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values, and Ethics (CAVE) public lecture. We are pleased to announce that this year's lecture will be given by international human rights lawyer David Matas on the issue of foreign transplant abuse.

Because of a shortage of organs, patients in need of transplants wait long periods. Some become desperate enough to undertake transplant tourism involving unethically sourced organs. What are the professional ethical and legal standards that Australia could develop to prevent complicity in foreign transplant abuse? David will discuss national and international standards that minimise local complicity in organ transplant abuse, drawing on his expertise on Chinese sourcing of organs from executed prisoners of conscience.

"Policy and Law for Australia to Prevent Complicity in Foreign Transplant Abuse"

Date: Wednesday 23 November 2016

Time: 18:00 - 20:00
Venue: W6A Theatre 2, Macquarie University (O14 on the campus map<http://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/image/0010/183556/campus_map.png>)

All are welcome but please register for catering purposes. Register here: Link<http://www.cvent.com/d/qvqzn1>.

Abstract: Various professional and international organizations have developed standards to avoid local complicity in foreign transplant abuse, such as receiving unethically sourced organs. This lecture will run through what those standards are. There is substantial evidence of transplant abuse in China. The standards will be applied, in the form of a case study, to indicate what can be done to avoid complicity in transplant abuse in China. I consider what professional, national and international institutions both have done and could do to reduce complicity.  For professional institutions, the talk will address how the standards apply to The Transplantation Society and the World Medical Association.  For international institutions, the talk will consider the standards in relation to the European Union, the World Health Organization, the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and the UN Office for Drugs and Crimes.  For national institutions, the talk will consider standards in Canada, Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

About David:

David Matas is an international human rights lawyer based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He has published eleven books, including Bloody Harvest: The Killing of Falun Gong for their Organs, with David Kilgour, and State Organs: Transplant Abuse in China, a collection of essays, co-edited with Torsten Trey. He is the co-author with Ethan Gutmann and David Kilgour of the 2016 update on Bloody Harvest and Ethan Gutmann´s The Slaughter. In 2008, he was awarded the Order of Canada. In 2009, he was nominated with David Kilgour for the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on organ transplant abuse in China.

All welcome!

Macquarie University Research Centre for Agency, Values and Ethics (CAVE)
Department of Philosophy
Macquarie University
Sydney, NSW 2109, Australia
CAVE website: mq.edu.au/cave<http://cave.mq.edu.au>
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