London event calls attention to ongoing Uyghur genocide

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the Genocide Convention, the London-based Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative and Stop Uyghur Genocide hosted an event to honour the Uyghur people seeking accountability amidst the Uyghur Genocide.

The event featured a conversation with Tahir Hamut Izgil, a distinguished Uyghur poet and author, around his life and memoir, which is one of the only firsthand accounts available of the ongoing genocide of the Uyghur people by the Chinese government.

At the event, Izgil detailed how the community of Uyghur poets and intellectuals endured systematic repression, and their experiences as refugees from the genocide.

Established in 2020, the Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative promotes and defends religious freedom for all people through advocacy, formation, and thought leadership. The initiative protects the freedom of individuals to hold religious beliefs as well as their right to exercise and express those beliefs and to live according to them.

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