Escalation of Human Rights Violations in the 21st century: Finding solutions to help combat crimes against humanity

CAP Liberté de Conscience (ECOSOC since 2016) is organizing a virtual side event to the 49th session of the Human Rights Council in March 2022. DAFOH (Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting) is honored to be a co-organizer of this important event.

At this conference international experts will express their concerns about forced organ harvesting and basic human rights violations in China. A round table discussion format will allow for a deeper exploration of the topic and solutions for ending these abuses. Audience members who registered for the event will be able to submit questions to the panel at the end of the round table discussion.

The international community has been presented with irrefutable evidence that led to the unanimous judgment that the egregious crime of forced organ harvesting from living Falun Gong practitioners has occurred for over two decades and continues to occur to this day in the People’s Republic of China.

In 2019 the China Tribunal chaired by Sir Geoffrey Nice evaluated evidence and witnesses independently and suggested further actions to the international community to stop this abuse.

On June 14, 2021, the United Nations published a statement co-signed by twelve UN Special Rapporteurs and experts, reflecting concerns about forced organ harvesting. The UN human rights experts were alarmed by reports of alleged ‘organ harvesting’ targeting various minorities in China, including Falun Gong practitioners, Uyghurs, Tibetans, Muslims and Christians. The experts called on China to respond to the allegations of ‘organ harvesting’ and to allow independent monitoring by international human rights mechanisms.

In September 2021, a coalition of five NGOs organized the World Summit on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting during which Lord Philip Hunt, UK, described the forced organ harvesting as “commercialized murder and without doubt, among the worst of crimes.” At the end of the World Summit, the Universal Declaration on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting was launched.

Despite the accumulated evidence and the voices that have been raised to expose these crimes, the international community has yet to take significant action to stop them to the extent that the moral values of civilization are at stake. Now is the time for humankind to decide if it accepts or rejects the killing of human beings for forced organ harvesting or other exploitations.


We propose to come together at this virtual side event during the 49th session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva to discuss action steps and solutions in order to stop this crime against humanity.


The roundtable discussion follows a series of speeches that are scheduled as a side event on March 22nd:
  • Moderation
  • Roundtable Discussion
  • Q&A Session
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Price: Free
  • Language: English
  • Who can attend? Anyone with the event link can attend
  • Dial-in available? listen only: Not available