IRAQ REQUESTS UN’S ASSISTANCE TO BRING ISIS TO JUSTICE 16.08.2017

Yazidi survivor Nadia Murad poses for a portrait with international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney at United Nations headquarters in New York, U.S., March 9, 2017. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

 

16 August 2017. The United Kingdom has today announced that it is working with Iraq on a resolution to be adopted by the United Nations Security Council establishing a mechanism to investigate and prosecute crimes committed by ISIS. This follows a letter sent by the Iraqi Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al-Jaafari to the UN last week seeking assistance in holding ISIS accountable for its crimes, and a similar request by the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi issued before that.

Amal Clooney is counsel to Yazda, Nadia Murad and other Yazidi victims of ISIS’ genocide. She has repeatedly called on the United Nations Security Council to establish a mechanism to investigate and prosecute ISIS’ crimes in line with international standards. And she has urged the Government of Iraq on multiple occasions to send a letter to the United Nations that would trigger a Security Council vote.

Mrs Clooney welcomes Minister al-Jaafari’s letter as an important first step to bring ISIS to justice. And she congratulates the Government of the United Kingdom for its role in leading this initiative within the UN. Of course, this step is only meaningful if it is followed by prompt action by the Security Council to collect evidence of ISIS’ crimes so that it can be used in future prosecutions that respect international fair-trial standards.

Nadia Murad, a Yazidi survivor and UN Goodwill Ambassador, noted: “I am very happy to receive this positive news just one day after the third anniversary of the massacres in Kocho. I am grateful to Iraqi Prime Minister Mr Abadi and to the United Kingdom for initiating the first step to establish an international mechanism to investigate ISIS and hold them accountable. Victims deserve a meaningful accountability mechanism in which they trust and I hope that the Security Council resolution will reflect that”. Mrs Clooney added that: “Yazidis and other ISIS victims want justice in a court of law, and they deserve nothing less. I hope that the Iraqi Government’s letter will mark the beginning of the end of impunity for genocide and other crimes that ISIS is committing in Iraq and around the world”.

 

Source Yazda

Amal Clooney in Elisabetta Franchi leaving the Gatto Nero 06.08.2017

Amal and George Clooney were spotted leaving the Gatto Nero Restaurant in Cernobbio, Italy on Sunday evening with Baria Alamuddin.

 

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Amal Clooney wore an

ELISABETTA FRANCHI

striped jumpsuit from the 2016 spring collection

 

 

with a SARAH’S BAG

Classic Pins clutch

$250

available here

 

and TOTALLY TALA

by Tala Alamuddin

Tassel earrings

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Amal and George Clooney Team Up with UNICEF to Help Refugees 31.07.2017

The high-wattage human rights activist couple is helping displaced Syrian kids get back to school.
A strikingly effective defender of neglected and exploited groups around the world, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, actor George Clooney, are stepping up to make sure all the world’s children get the opportunities they deserve. The couple’s Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a $2.25 million partnership with UNICEF, which includes a generous donation from Google.org and an additional $1 million technology grant from HP Inc. The partnership will fund seven schools in Lebanon to help 3,000 currently out-of-school Syrian refugee children get back on track.

“Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk — the risk of never being a productive part of society,” Amal and George Clooney said. “Formal education can change that. That’s our goal with this initiative. We don’t want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The devastating six-year Syrian civil war has affected 80% of the country’s children. More than 5 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Lebanon, which has the world’s highest per capita refugee population, has been particularly affected by an influx of more than 1 million displaced Syrians. Schools are overflowing beyond capacity and students must attend in staggered shifts.

“How can children become the workers and leaders of their countries someday if they have not had the education and support they need to reach their full potential?” asked UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “By supporting the work of UNICEF and our partners to deliver education to every child affected by the conflict in Syria, the Clooney Foundation for Justice is not only investing in the futures of individual children, it is investing in the future of the entire region. UNICEF is deeply grateful for this critical funding.”

Seeking justice for those in need is familiar territory for the Clooneys. A former refugee herself, Amal Clooney was only 2 years old when civil war forced her family to flee Lebanon. They eventually settled in England. In 2016, she  represented victims of the Yazidi genocide in the International Criminal Court, the world’s permanent human rights court in The Hague. Her lead witness, Nadia Murad, is one of the thousands of Yazidi women abducted and brutally abused by ISIS fighters in Iraq.

Murad and Clooney addressed the United Nations together in September, 2016, demanding that the Islamic State be held accountable for their crimes against the Yazidis. “I am ashamed, as a lawyer, that there is no justice being done and barely a complaint being made about it,” Clooney told U.N. members. “I am ashamed, as a woman, that girls like Nadia can have their bodies sold and used as battlefields.”

“Holding back women is holding back half of every country in the world,” Clooney said. The Clooneys’ partnership with UNICEF marks the latest chapter in their dedicated effort to ensure the rights of women and children everywhere.

Source UNICEF USA

Amal and George Clooney spotted at Villa d’Este, Italy 18.07.2017

Amal and George Clooney and Ben Weiss and his wife enjoyed a romantic dinner just the four of them at Villa d’Este. While they are staying at Villa Oleandra, in Cernobbio, Italy with children Ella and Alexander.

 

 

 

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Amal Clooney wore a

PIERRE CARDIN

Haute Couture

Pleated Silk Abstract Print Mini Dress c.1968

Offered By Rachel Zabar Vintage

was available here

with big thanks to Maud for the ID 🙂

 

with MANOLO BLAHNIK

“Nove” patent wedge sandals

 

with a MARZOOK

sphere nacre clutch

 

 

 

 

Amal and George Clooney leaving the Gatto Nero in Cernobbio 11.07.2017

Amal and George Clooney and Ben Weiss and his wife enjoyed a romantic dinner just the four of themat the Gatto Nero restaurant . While they are staying at Villa Oleandra, in Cernobbio, Italy with children Ella and Alexander.

 

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Amal Clooney wore a beautiful one shoulder dress, with a gold clutch

and following shoes

MANOLO BLAHNIK

Nove wedge sandals

currently sold out

 

All pictures via DailyMail and Splash News

Amal and George Clooney arrived in Italy 05.07.2017

This week, Amal and George Clooney touched down at an airport Monday in Milan, Italy, with twins Ella and Alexander for the summer. Villa Oleandra is ready to welcome them.

First Amal’s pictures since months now. 🙂

All the pictures via TMZ

 

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A white t-shirt

with

ripped jeans perhaps by

CITIZENS OF HUMANITY Rocket High Rise Skinny Jeans

 

Or these ones by CITIZENS OF HUMANITY

$278 available here

ASH Cult White Rame Sneaker

$105.00

available here

a large red fringed bag (by Tala ?)

and sunglasses.