Source : 14/01/2024 KAEOT : Joint NGO statement urging the US Senate to pass legislation to end forced organ harvesting
Dear Chairman Cardin and Ranking Member Risch,
The undersigned civil society groups, religious freedom advocates, trade unions, and human rights solidarity groups, urge you to act on S.761, the Stop Forced Organ Harvesting Act, which passed in the House (H.R. 1154) this March in an overwhelming 412-2 vote.
The landmark legislation authorizes the US Secretary of State to deny passports and visas to any individuals involved in illegal organ trafficking. It also mandates annual reporting by the US State Department on forced organ harvesting in foreign countries, and sanctions on individuals and entities that facilitate organ harvesting. If signed into law, it would represent the strongest legislation ever introduced by any country to combat organ trafficking.Stop-Forced-Organ-Harvesting-Act-NGO-Letter-18DEC2023