Uyghur Genocide Recognition Day

Uyghur Genocide Recognition Day 2023 (1)

Monday, December 11, 2023

Panel: 4:30 – 5:30 pm
Reception: 5:30 – 6:30 pm 

Cannon Caucus Room, 390 Cannon House Office Building
27 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003

The Uyghur Human Rights Project, the Uyghur American Association, and the World Uyghur Congress are marking December 9 as​ Uyghur Genocide Recognition day. It is the 2nd anniversary of the finding of genocide by the Uyghur Tribunal, and the 75th anniversary of the Genocide Convention. The ​p​rogram will highlight the grounds for findings of genocide and crimes against humanity and point to the path ahead for accountability, deterrence, and the humanitarian response for the victims and survivors.​ The event will also highlight the Congressional response to the genocide, including pending bills such as the bipartisan Uyghur Policy Act of 2023, the Uyghur Genocide Accountability Sanctions Act of 2023, and the Transnational Policy Act of 2023. 


  • Members of Congress
  • The Hon Beth Van Schaack, Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice, Department of State
  • The Hon Kelley Currie, Non-resident Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council, former U.S. Representative for Economic and Social Affairs at the United Nations and Deputy UN Permanent Representative
  • Mr. Hamid Sabi, Esq, Counsel to the Uyghur Tribunal
  • Dr. Adrian Zenz, PhD, Senior Fellow and Director for China Studies, Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation
  • Mr. Carl Gershman, Senior Fellow at the Raoul Wallenberg Center for Human Rights, founding President of the National Endowment for Democracy
  • Ms. Erin Farrell Rosenberg, Esq., Senior Fellow at the Urban Morgan Institute for Human Rights, adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati School of Law, member of the ABA Working Group on Crimes Against Humanity

Welcome and Closing Remarks

Mr. Dolkun Isa, President World Uyghur Congress (WUC) video remarks
Mr. Omer Kanat, Executive Director, Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP)
Ms. Elfidar Iltebir, President, Uyghur American Association (UAA)


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