China Tribunal

China Tribunal is a non-governmental tribunal to inquire forced organ harvesting in China[1]. It is headquartered in London. The chair of China Tribunal is Sir Geoffrey Nice QC,[1] a deputy prosecutor at the trial of Slobodan Milošević in the International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia (ICTY).[2] Other members include Professor of Paediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at University College London Martin Elliott,[1], and historian Arthur Waldron.[1]

The Tribunal was initiated by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).[3]

China Tribunal and Falun GongEdit

According to the tribunal itself, none of the China Tribunal Advisory Board members are current Falun Gong practitioners and only minority of its committee members are Falun Gong practitioners.[4] However the China Tribunal was commissioned by the International Coalition to End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC).[3] ETAC Executive Director Susie Hughes and ETAC National Manager Margo MacVicar[5] have written for the Epoch Times,[6][7] a Falun Gong mouthpiece.[8][9][10] According to Falun Gong community website Minghui,[11] ETAC manager[5] Victoria Ledwidge is a Falun Gong follower.[12]


On the 17th of June, 2019, the China Tribunal pronounced its "ultimate judgement" on organ harvesting in China and declared the Chinese Communist Party guilty.[13][14][15][16][17]


  1. ^ a b c d "Who we are". China Tribunal. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  2. ^ "Profile: Geoffrey Nice". BBC News. 2002-02-13. Retrieved 2019-12-30.
  3. ^ a b "About ETAC". China Tribunal. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  4. ^ "Judgement" (PDF). China Tribunal. Retrieved 2020-01-14.
  5. ^ a b "Management". End Transplant Abuse in China (ETAC). Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  6. ^ Epoch Times Staff (2019-06-17). "Dance Teacher Says Shen Yun so Beautiful 'I started to cry'". Archived from the original on 2019-06-17. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  7. ^ MacVicar, Margo. "Margo Macvicar - The Epoch Times". Archived from the original on 2020-07-01. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  8. ^ Tolentino, Jia. 2019. "Stepping into the Uncanny, Unsettling World of Shen Yun." The New Yorker. March 19, 2019. Online. Last accessed May 18, 2020.
  9. ^ Morais, Betsy (June 23, 2010). "The Epoch Times doesn't like to brag". Politico.
  10. ^ Lawrence, Susan V. (April 14, 2004). "Falun Gong Fields Media Weapons". Wall Street Journal.
  11. ^ "About Minghui". Minghui. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  12. ^ Minghui (2019-05-27). "New York: Falun Dafa Practitioners from Around the World Participate in Character Formation and Share Their Joy". Archived from the original on 2020-07-01. Retrieved 2020-07-19.
  13. ^ Nice, Geoffrey (2019). SHORT FORM of THE CHINA TRIBUNAL’S JUDGMENT (PDF). China Tribunal.
  14. ^ Iacobucci, Gareth (2020-03-03). "Chinese doctors admitted in undercover calls that harvested organs were available, informal tribunal finds". The BMJ. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  15. ^ Elks, Sonia (2019-06-17). "China is harvesting organs from Falun Gong members, finds expert panel". Reuters. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  16. ^ Smith, Saphora (2019-06-18). "China forcefully harvests organs from detainees, tribunal concludes". NBC News. Retrieved 2020-08-05.
  17. ^ Bowcott, Owen (2019-06-17). "China is harvesting organs from detainees, tribunal concludes". The Guardian. Retrieved 2020-08-05.

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