Amal Clooney Lawyer


Amal Alamuddin has a great sense of style but she is one of the best lawyers in international law and human rights.

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Amal Clooney née Alamuddin is a barrister specialising in international law, human rights, extradition and criminal law. She has represented clients in cases before the International Criminal Court, the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights, as well as in domestic courts in the UK and US.

Amal also provides advice to governments and individuals on international law, and has been appointed to a number of UN commissions including as adviser to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on Syria, and as Counsel to the Inquiry launched by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.

Amal is fluent in French and Arabic and has particular expertise in international criminal law and the Middle East region.

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  • Education
    St. Hugh’s College, Oxford University, B.A./LL.B.
    New York University School of Law, LL.M.


As lawyer of Yulia Tymochenko

As lawyer of Julian Assange

As lawyer for the International Center for Transitional Justice in Lybia

At the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI)

As Rapporteur for the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute 2014 report entitled ‘Separating Law and Politics’ on the lack of independence of the judiciary in Egypt.

As Counsel to the UN Inquiry on the use of armed drones led by the Special Rapporteur on Counter-Terrorism and Human Rights

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Somes cases

Prosecutor v Mohamed Fahmy: Representing journalist from Al Jazeera English television network detained in Egypt following an unfair trial.
Nasheed v Republic of Maldives: Representing former Maldivian President Mohamed Nasheed, the first democratically elected President of the country, in claim before United Nations challenging his politically-motivated prosecution.
Ismayilova v Azerbaijan: Representing investigative journalist detained in Azerbaijan after she exposed government corruption in claim before the European Court of Human Rights.
R (oao Bancoult) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (No.2): Representing Chagossians in claim before UK Supreme Court concerning their right to return to the islands from which they were evicted in 1971.
Ireland v UK: Instructed to advise the ‘hooded men’ on an application by the Republic of Ireland for revision of a 1978 decision by the European Court of Human Rights on torture.
Perincek v Switzerland: Representing the Republic of Armenia intervening as a third party in a case before the European Court of Human Rights concerning denial of the Armenian genocide.
Parthenon Marbles Case: Advising the Greek Government on the legal options for returning cultural property – the Parthenon Marbles currently displayed at the British Museum – from the United Kingdom to Greece.
Cambodia v Thailand: Representing the Kingdom of Cambodia in the ‘Temple of Preah Vihear’ territorial dispute with Thailand at the International Court of Justice.
Sweden v Assange: Representing Julian Assange, head of Wikileaks, in extradition proceedings before the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court challenging extradition to Sweden.
Tymoshenko v Ukraine: Representing Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister, in claim before the European Court of Human Rights challenging her politically-motivated prosecution and detention in Ukraine.
Mutua and others v The Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Providing advice on international law to legal team representing victims from ‘Mau Mau’ tribe in civil claim alleging torture during British Colonial rule in Kenya.

The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law, with H. Morrison and P. Webb (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016).
The Special Tribunal for Lebanon: Law and Practice, co-edited with D. Tolbert and N. Jurdi (Oxford University Press, 2014).

Amal Clooney will be Visiting Professor of Law (Spring 2016).