Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Clinic Highlights Student Fellows’ Work Defending Religious Freedom Around the World

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May 18, 2023 | University of Notre Dame | By Anna Bradley

Third-year law students Josh Lacoste and Elisabeth Crusey, and second-year law student Chris Ostertag helped a young Uyghur Muslim from China, who came to the United States for college, with her application for asylum. According to the Uyghur Human Rights Project, there are approximately 500 to 1,000 Uyghurs in the U.S. asylum system, some having waited upwards of eight years for resolutions to their cases.

In February of this year, the Religious Liberty Clinic filed an amicus brief in support of a criminal complaint that the World Uyghur Congress and the Uyghur Human Rights Project filed against China for genocide to bring awareness to and encourage action to end the atrocities committed against Uyghurs by the Chinese government.

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