List of
Co-Signatories

We would like to express our gratitude to the co-signatories.

Because of their strong conviction in the importance of human rights, the rule of law and medical ethics, the group of people listed here co-signed the Universal Declaration on Combating and Preventing Forced Organ Harvesting.

From all over the globe, former Ministers, Senators, British Lords, Members of Parliaments, Congressmen, members of the European Parliament, university professors, medical doctors, lawyers, magistrates, journalists, authors, human rights activist, and NGOs have taken a principled stance to support the Universal Declaration. They urge the world to safeguard humankind’s inalienable rights, to maintain the highest values of justice and to end one of the most egregious atrocities of this century: forced organ harvesting from living persons - without consent and for profit.

It has been recognized that Falun Gong practitioners have suffered two decades of forced organ harvesting and continue to suffer relentless persecution in China.

Initiating Co-Signatories

  • Lord Alderdice, FRCPsych, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Ann-Sofie Alm, Member of Parliament, Sweden
  • Lord David Alton, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Bert Anciaux, Senator, Belgium
  • Jacob Appel, MD, JD, MPH, Dir. of Ethics Education, Mount Sinai Health System, United States of America
  • Hon. Salma Ataullahjan, Senate of Canada, Canada
  • Margrete Auken, Member of European Parliament, Denmark
  • Jeff Backer, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Cal Bahr, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Thierry Baudet, Member of Parliament, Netherlands
  • Kenneth Kristensen Berth, Former MP, Denmark
  • David Beyda, PhD, Chair, Dept. of Bioethics/Medical Humanism, United States of America
  • Eva Biaudet, Biaudet, Finland
  • Lord Bishop of St Albans, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Mara Bizzotto, Member of European Parliament, Itlay
  • Kirk Bloodsworth, Executive Director, Witness to Innocence, United States of America
  • Loannis Boletis, Professor of Nephrology, Med. Sch. Univ. Athens, Greece
  • Minerva Borjas, Singer, Produce, Venezuela
  • Nancy B. Cabelus, DNP, APRN, Adjunct Prof, Quinnipiac Uni, United States of America
  • Arthur L. Caplan, PhD Mitty Prof. of Bioethics, Dir. NYU Grossman School of Med., United States of America
  • Maria Cheung, PhD, Prof. School of Social Work, Univ. of Manitoba, Canada
  • Vito Comencini, Member of Parliament, Italy
  • Gerardo de la Conha, Author, Mexico
  • Rosie Cooper, Member of Parliament, United Kingdom
  • Josiane Corneloup, Member of Parliament, France
  • Baronness Caroline Cox, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • James D. Crawford, Esq. Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union, United States of America
  • David Curtis, MD, PhD, FRCPsych Hon. Prof., Genetics Institute, United Kingdom
  • Ingeborg De Meulemeester, Member of Parliament, Belgium
  • Jennifer De Temmerman, Member of Parliament, France
  • Andrea Delmastro Delle Vedove, Member of Parliament, Italy
  • Bryan E. Dowd, PhD, Prof. of Health Policy and Management, Uni. of Minnesota, United States of America
  • Maurice Droin, Journalist, France
  • Lucia Dunn, PhD, SSI Research Prof., Uni. of Ohio, United States of America
  • Kirk Ellis, PhD, MS, Prof. of Humanities, College of Saint Scholastica, United States of America
  • Sam Farr, Former Member of U.S. House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Willy Fautré, Director of Human Rights Without Frontiers, Belgium
  • Brian Fitzpatrick, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Oskar Freysinger, Former Member of Parliament, Switzerland
  • André Gattolin, PhD, Senator Haut de Seine, Paris, France
  • Prof. h.c. Gerhard, Uni. Heidelberg, Institut für deutsches, Euro. und Inter., Germany
  • G. Weldon Gilcrease, MD, Dir. of Oncology, Prof. Univ. of Utah School of Med., United States of America
  • Eric Goldberg, MD, FCPP, Senior Medical Director, Global Pharmaceutical Corporation, United States of America
  • Joseph E. Gutierrez, MD, MA, Transplant Surgeon, United States of America
  • Rick Halperin, PhD, Director, former Chair Board, Amnesty International
  • Lord Hamilton of Epsom, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Guillermo Handam, Lawyer, Mexico
  • Lord Richard Harries of Pentregarth, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Marja Heinonen-Guzejev, MD, PhD Occupational Health Physician, Finland
  • John A. Hoffman, Minnesota State Senator, United States of America
  • Debra Holbrook, MSN, FNE-A/P, Academy of Forensic Nursing, United States of America
  • Françoise Hostalier, Former Minister, Member of Parliament, France
  • Lord Hunt of Kings Heath, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Lord Hylton House of Lords, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Carlos Iglesias Jimenez, Lawyer, Human Rights, Spain
  • Christian Juhl, Member of Parliament, Denmark
  • Padre Karel, Gržan, PhD, Priest, Writer, Director, Parish of Luče ob Savinji, Slovenia
  • Daina Kazaka, Former Member of Parliament, Republic of Latvia
  • Alan Keyes, PhD, Former Assistant Secretary of State for Inter. Organization Affairs, United States of America
  • Hon. David Kilgour, Former MP of Canada, Canada
  • John Larson, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Huige Li, MD, PhD, Prof. of Pharmacology, Univ. Medical Centre, Mainz, Germany
  • Ron Lierpert, Member of Parliament, Canada
  • Baroness Ruth Lister of Burtersett, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Sander Loones, Member of Parliament, Belgium
  • Jan Loones, Senator, former MP and member of the Flemish Parliament, Belgium
  • Krzysztow Lozinski, Journalist, Human Rights and Democracy Activist, Poland
  • Declan Lyons, MD, PhD, Prof. of Psychiatry, Trinity College, Ireland
  • Niclas Malmberg, Former Member of Parliament, Sweden
  • Antonella Marty, Assoc. Dir., Center for Latin American at Atlas Network, Argentina
  • John Marty, State Senator, United States of America
  • Sandra Masin, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • David Matas, Lawyer, International Human Rights, Canada
  • Lord Ian McColl, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Tim Miller, Mn House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Johnnie Moore, Rev., Former Commissioner, U.S. Center for Intern. Religious Freedom, United States of America
  • Adrian Morales-Demori, Award Winning Producer, Venezuela
  • Jaime Naranjo, Congressman, Member of Parliament, Chile
  • Ljudmila Novak, Member of European Parliament, Slovenia
  • Lino Petazzi, Member of Parliament, Italy
  • Scott Peters, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Nels Pierson, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Sister Helen Prejean, Exe. Dir., Ministry Against the Death Penalty and Author, United States of America
  • Marco Respinti, Journalist, Essayist, Translator and Lecturer, Italy
  • Thomas Rohden, Chair Danish China-Critical Society, Human Rights Activist, Denmark
  • Maurizio Romani, Former Senator, Italy
  • Kay Rubecek, Producer, Swoop Films, United States of America
  • Maina Sage, Member of Parliament, France
  • Petri Sarvamaa, Member of European Parliament, Finland
  • Raymond Scalettar, MD, DSc, FACP, Prof. GWU Medical Center, Former AMA Chair, United States of America
  • András Schiffer, Lawyer, Hungary
  • Jeffrey Schlicht, PhD, Prof, Wellness Management Option West. Connecticut State Uni., United States of America
  • Martina Schmidhuber, Univ.-Prof. Health Care Ethics University Graz, Austria
  • Martin Schoeller, Contemporary Portrait Photographer, United States of America
  • Arne Schwarz, Researcher, Germany
  • Peteris Simsons, Former Ambassador and MP, Board Mem. of IAFPPVC, Republic of Latvia
  • Peter Skaarup, Member of Parliament, Denmark
  • Hans Kristian Skibby, Member of Parliament, Denmark
  • Janis Martins Skuja, Founder Latvia for Tibet, Rep. Intl Tibet Network's, Republic of Latvia
  • Veiko Spolitis, Former Member of Parliament, Political scientist, Republic of Latvia
  • Antonio Stango, political scientist and expert international human rights, Italy
  • Gunārs Strods, Dr. paed., Asoc. prof, Rezekne Academy of Technologies, Latvia
  • Lord Ranbir Singh Suri, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Bernadett Szel, Member of Parliament, Hungary
  • Hermann Tertsch, Member of European Parliament, Spain
  • Kathleen Thimsen, DNP, FNS Assoc. Prof., Prog. Dir., Dr. of Nursing Practice,UNLV, United States of America
  • Evelina Tsvetkova, MD, Bulgaria
  • Zoé Valdés, Journalist and Author, Cuba
  • Thierry Valle, President, CAP Freedom of Conscience, France
  • Wybren van Haga, Member of Parliament, Netherlands
  • Martijn van Helvert, Member of Parliament, Netherlands
  • Larisa Vilsker, Retired Engineer, Daughter of an Auschwitz Survivor, Israel
  • Juris Viļums, Chairman of the Latgalian Cultural Society, Republic of Latvia
  • Arthur Waldron, PhD Lauder Prof. Inter. Relations, Dept. of Hist.,Uni.Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Baroness Janet Whitaker, House of Lords, United Kingdom
  • Jay Xiong, House of Representatives, United States of America
  • Marina Zagos, Lawyer, Greece
  • Anja Zalta, MD, Asso. Prof. Sociology, Univerza v Ljubljani, Slovenia
  • Elisabetta Zamparutti, Lawyer, Member, CPT, Council of Europe, Italy
  • Susanne Zimmer, Member of Parliament, Denmark
  • Dovilė Šakalienė, Member of Parliament, Lithuanian Republic