Policies and legislation to respond to forced organ harvesting crimes

In the sixth and final session, policy makers and parliamentarians from local to international levels discuss steps and proposals to effectively combat transplant abuse and prevent forced organ harvesting from living persons.


September 26, 2021


1. Arthur L. Caplan, PhD

Mitty Professor of Bioethics, Director NYU Grossman School of Medicine, USA
Arthur Caplan is a renowned professor and researcher of medical ethics, who is widely published and an expert on the topic of ethics in transplant medicine. Dr. Caplan is head of the Division of Bioethics at New York Univ. Langone Medical Center. He was former chair of the Dept. of Medical Ethics, and the Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the Univ. of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia.



2. Jaime César Naranjo Ortiz

Member of Parliament, Chile
Mr. Jaime César Naranjo Ortiz is a Chilean agronomist, academic and politician, and Member of Parliament of the Socialist Party. He is the former vice president of the Chamber of Deputies, and former vice president of the Senate. He is the recipient of numerous awards including the National Human Rights Prize; the “Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur” from the President of France and the “Light and Memory” award from the Jewish community.



3. Elisabetta Zamparutti

Lawyer, Member of the Committee for the Prevention of Torture, Council of Europe, Italy
Former member of Italian parliament and treasurer of “Hands Off Cain,” an NGO for abolition of the death penalty worldwide, and board member of “Prison Insider,” an NGO for worldwide information on prison conditions. She is considered an expert in monitoring prison conditions and treatment of detainees.



4. Krzysztof Loziński

Journalist, Poland
Mr. Loziński is a Polish political and human rights activist denouncing fascism and communism since the 1960’s, and was a leader in the Solidarity movement in Poland for which he spent 15 years in prison for activism in human rights. He is a noted journalist, chief editor, photographer, author and alpinist.



5. Thomas Rohden

Chair Danish China-Critical Society, Human Rights Activist, Denmark
Mr. Rohden is a political science student at the University of Copenhagen. He is known for his humanitarian and advocacy work in supporting Hong Kong Democratic dissidents, and combatting human rights violations by China.



6. Debra Holbrook

MSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, DF-AFN, FAAN, Academy of Forensic Nursing, USA
Mrs. Holbrook is a critical care Nurse and subject expert for the U.S. Departments of Justice and Defense on forensic nursing science. She founded the Forensic Nurse Examiner Program that became a model for the United States (US Senate, 2002). She has testified before Congress and the Senate Judicial Subcommittee on Crime and Drugs on behalf of the Bill that became the DNA Justice Act. A Fellow to the American Academy of Nursing, she is the recipient of numerous international awards and is acting Director of Forensic Nursing at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore which coordinates care to victims of interpersonal violence.



7. David Curtis

MA, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCPsych, Hon. Prof., UCL Genetics Inst., U.K.
Dr. Curtis, Hon. Professor at UCL Genetics Institute, Univ. College London and the Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary Univ. London, currently works full time in genetic research and identification of risk factors for mental illness. Former Editor-in-Chief of the Annals of Human Genetics, he declined journal submissions from China over concerns of preventing collusion with mass DNA collection that was being used in China to support human rights abuses, including forced organ harvesting.




Sep 26 2021


8:00 am - 10:30 am

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  • Timezone: Asia/Singapore
  • Date: Sep 26 2021
  • Time: 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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