Amal Clooney (Alamuddin)

Amal Clooney (Alamuddin)16 posts

Amal Clloney is a Beirut-born lawyer who lives in London. She has worked with several high-profile clients including Julian Assange. She is married to George Clooney.

18 Nov, 2016

Trump proposals ‘Are Violations of International Human Rights Law’

Makes Statement

amalclooney1At a Texas women’s’ conference, Clooney talks about president-elect Trump.

We have to hope for the best. The president-elect has said that fighting ISIS is actually a priority … so it may be that there can be progress, and obviously everyone has to respect the outcome of the democratic process here, and we have to hope for the best. [However, Trump’s comments] that there should be a religious test imposed on entering the U.S. or the fact that there should be state-sponsored torture or that families of suspected terrorists should all be killed — all of those things are violations of international human rights law and the values that underlie that…I think there’s some concern from abroad as to are these things actually going to happen, or is the U.S. going to lose some of the moral standing that it has internationally.

She also talks about women’s rights:

The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other, and this is something we can practice every day, no matter where we are and what we do — women sticking up for other women, choosing to protect and celebrate each other instead of competing or criticizing one another.

31 Aug, 2015

Urges Egypt to overturn convictions

Makes Statement

Clooney, who represents Fahmy, urges the Egyptian President to overturn the Cairo convictions.

The verdict today sends a very dangerous message in Egypt. It sends a message that journalists can be locked up for simply doing their job, for telling the truth and reporting the news…[Every third party who has weighed in on the lengthy case says] there is no evidence to sustain any of the charges….It sends a dangerous message that there are judges in Egypt who will allow their courts to become instruments of political repression and propaganda.

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