Amal Clooney’s upcoming conferences 2018

The Watermark ConferenceFebruary 23,2018

The Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley is known for attracting high-profile newsmakers to be keynote speakers, and the 2018 event will continue that tradition with the announcement that international human rights attorney Amal Clooney will be a keynote speaker.

Of course, the professional credentials of Clooney, named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Form, are what drew her to Watermark organizers. The day-long 2018 Watermark conference takes place Feb. 23 at the San Jose Convention Center.

“We are proud to feature Amal Clooney, a woman of strength, courage and compassion,” said Marlene Williamson, CEO of Watermark. “Hearing from Clooney and more than 100 additional leaders will encourage our attendees to widen their horizons and inspire them to make our communities a better place for all.”

Some 6500 people are expected to attend the 2018 conference, which is known as one of the “Top 100” events in the San Francisco Bay Area by the media platform BizBash. Headliners at last year’s conference included Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg and Academy Award-winning actress Viola Davis.

The conference is designed to give women inspiration and practical information on leadership, gender equity, digital strategy and management from speakers working in a range of fields.

The more than 100 speakers for next year’s event include include Nely Galán, media mogul and former president of Telemundo; Shireen Santosham, chief innovation officer for the city of San Jose; Dr. Vivienne Ming, neuroscientist, technologist and entrepreneur; Amy Trask, former CEO of the Oakland Raiders and football analyst for CBS Sports Network; and Becky Margiotta, managing director of the Billions Institute and recipient of the White House Champion of Change award.

You can register for the event at the Watermark Conference website. Individual tickets are $225, with the price going up after Sept. 22.


WorkHuman ConferenceApril 5, 2018

Amal Clooney is celebrated for her work as a compassionate human rights lawyer and equality advocate. From years of international work, she has no shortage of personal stories of giving a voice to neglected and exploited groups. She continues to work toward this life mission each and every day, which aligns perfectly with all that WorkHuman represents.

This is why we’re thrilled and honored to announce that Amal Clooney will be joining us at WorkHuman 2018 in Austin, Texas, as our latest keynote speaker.

Amal has spoken extensively about following her passions, which has led her to a successful and impactful career, and incorporating humanity in her everyday work. “If you are a lawyer and you want to take on easier cases, you can prosecute traffic violations or something. You’d have a very high rate of success, and you probably could sleep more easily at night. But that’s not what drives me. I want to work on cases that I feel the most passionate about,” she said in a 2016 interview with NBC.

Amal’s impressive career has been built on a foundation of giving a voice to those who don’t have one. She has advocated for neglected and exploited groups on an international level, and represented Armenia in the European Court of Human Rights in a case concerning denial of the Armenian genocide.

“You don’t just turn the page without people being held to account,” Amal says. In a recent speech in New York, she urged the U.N. to not let ISIS get away with genocide.

As a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers (London), a visiting professor at Columbia Law School’s Human Rights Institute, and co-president of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, Amal deals with the personal stories of injustice and abuse through her work every day. This heartfelt, passionate work validates the importance of bringing humanity back into everyday life, which includes the everyday workplace.

Register for WorkHuman to hear Amal, as well as Ashley Judd, Simon Sinek, Adam Grant, Dr. David Rock, Dr. Brené Brown, and more to be announced soon, discuss how we can work throughout all industries to bring humanity back to the workplace and cultivate a more human and compassionate corporate culture.


Vanderbilt UniversityMay 10, 2018

British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who specializes in public international law, international criminal law and human rights at London’s Doughty Street Chambers, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2018, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

Senior Day on Thursday, May 10, precedes Vanderbilt’s annual Commencement ceremony for graduating seniors scheduled for Friday, May 11, and is a highlight of three days of activities honoring graduates, their families and friends. For more information about Senior Day and other events, visit Vanderbilt’s updated Commencement website.

The Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal is one of the university’s highest honors, given to individuals who define the 21st century and exemplify the best qualities of the human spirit. It was created and endowed by Vanderbilt Law School graduate Ed Nichols and his wife, Janice, in honor of Edward Carmack and Lucile Hamby Nichols.

Clooney, an Oxford-educated lawyer, has represented clients ranging from political prisoners and ousted heads of state to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Republic of Armenia. She has appeared before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court, the European Court of Human Rights and various courts in the United Kingdom and the United States. She is also a visiting professor at Columbia Law School.

She is a frequent adviser to governments on international law and has held a number of posts within the United Nations, including senior adviser to Kofi Annan when he served as the UN Envoy on Syria. While in The Hague, she worked on the genocide trial of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic. Since then she has challenged the detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymonshenko at the European Court of Human Rights. She has advised the Greek government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, represented the Chagossians in their legal fight to return to their islands, and acted as counsel to the Armenian government in a case on the Armenian genocide.

In the last year, she successfully represented three political prisoners: Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who was convicted in the “Al Jazeera trial” in Egypt; former President of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed, who was imprisoned on false terrorism charges; and award-winning Azerbaijani journalist “Khadija,” who was arrested in Baku after reporting on corruption by the Azerbaijani president. All have now been released from detention.

She is currently counsel to Nadia Murad and other Yazidi women who have been sexually enslaved by ISIS in Iraq and Syria, working to secure accountability for the genocide committed by ISIS in national and international courts.

Clooney is on the UK government’s list of experts on international law and on the government’s panel to prevent sexual violence in conflict. She also has been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum, and she serves on the Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights.

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Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad at the United Nations Security Council Chamber 21.09.2017

Amal Clooney with Nadia Murad attended the UN Security Council meeting on Thursday as the council voted to investigate ISIS war crimes following her campaign that sought justice for Yazidis and other minorities.

Because of the vote, UN investigators can now help Iraq collect evidence to build potential war crimes cases against ISIS.
The council unanimously passed a resolution that asks the UN to establish an investigative team to help Iraq preserve evidence ‘that may amount to war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide’ committed by the Islamic State group / Daesh.

 

 

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Amal Clooney at the Watermark Conference for Women in San Diego

Amal Clooney will be speaker at the Watermark Conference for Women on February 23, 2018 | San Jose Convention Center.

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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”.

 

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Amal Clooney at the event Accountability: International Crimes in Syria and Iraq 29.03.2017

Today evening Amal Clooney was speaker at the event Accountability: International Crimes in Syria and Iraq organized at Chatham House, London by Doughty Street International. The event was sold out.

The participants at the event :

Zeid Raad Al Hussein, United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights
Amal Clooney, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers
Christian Ritscher, Federal Public Prosecutor, German Federal Court of Justice
Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst, Distinguished Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House

War crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide are being committed in Iraq and Syria. The speakers  discuss measures to hold perpetrators accountable, focusing on: crimes committed on behalf of governments, crimes committed against the Yazidis by ISIS, and prospects for prosecution in domestic courts.

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Amal Clooney and Nadia Murad discuss the importance to bring ISIS to justice on CNN 19.03.2017

Amal Clooney and her client, Nadia Murad tell to Fareed Zakaria why it is necessary to bring ISIS/Daesh to justice.

(CNN) A Yazidi woman who was kidnapped and taken as a sex slave by ISIS told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria on Sunday that the Iraqi government and the UN should establish an investigation in order to bring members of the brutal regime to justice.

Nadia Murad, along with her counsel, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, described her ordeal to Zakaria. It began in 2014 after ISIS militants arrived at her village in Sinjar, Kurdistan, she said.

“Early morning on August 3, 2014, they attacked us,” she recalled.

“Nearly 6,500 women and children from the Yazidi were abducted and about 5,000 people from the community were killed during that day. For eight months, they separated us from our mothers and our sisters and our brothers, and some of them were killed and others disappeared.”

Murad’s mother and six of her brothers and stepbrothers were executed. Murad, along with other unmarried women, was taken as a sex slave and passed around various ISIS militants.

At one point, she told the UN Security Council in 2015, as punishment for a failed escape attempt, she was gang raped until she passed out. All of this, she said, was considered legal under ISIS rule — which dictates that Yazidis, because they do not practice Islam, can be taken as slaves on religious grounds.

“They sold girls, girls that were underage, because ISIS considered that permissible under Islamic law,” Murad said. “They came not just to attack certain people, but they came for all Yazidis.”

The violence against the Yazidi community continues to this day, said Clooney, who represents Murad. More than 6,000 Yazidis are believed to remain in captivity, some of them from Murad’s own family, Clooney said.

It’s time, she said, to bring ISIS to justice for committing some of “the worst crimes of our generation.”

“We know that there’s a military campaign going on where ISIS is being taken on on the battlefield. What we want is to see ISIS members also in a courtroom,” Clooney said.

There hasn’t been a “single prosecution against ISIS in a court anywhere in the world for the crimes committed against the Yazidis … for any international crimes,” she added.

Last week, Clooney addressed the UN in a bid to convince the Security Council to set up an investigation in Iraq to start collecting evidence. “ISIS is not a local threat, it’s a global threat,” Amal Clooney said.

“So, my message to the UN was, this is a global threat. It needs a global response. And part of that response must be a judicial one. It cannot be only on the battlefield. You can’t defeat ISIS on the battlefield alone, because you have to also deal with future recruiting. And I think trials and exposing the brutality of ISIS and trying to make a dent in some of their shiny propaganda by showing that it’s not a holy war and showing what they’re really doing to children, to women, is one way to help that,” she said.

Clooney believes an investigation also is crucial to ensure that evidence is properly collected. “ISIS has set up a whole bureaucracy involving the slave trade where they’ve set up committees, they’ve set up courts, so there are documents, there’s DNA, there are mass graves, and nobody is actually collecting this evidence. And if it gets lost, it means we can never have trials and we can never have justice,” she said.

Amal Clooney said she is asking the Iraqi government and the UN to step in and set up a thorough investigation. In order to make that happen, she said, Iraq needed only to send a letter to the Security Council saying, “Please establish an investigation.”

“There’s already a resolution drafted and ready,” she said, “And if Iraq just sends the letter, then there will be a vote. And from all of my conversations, including with the Russian ambassador and the United States ambassador and others, it seems that there’s actually broad support in the Council.

“So, this actually should move forward. It’s in line with the Iraqi government’s interests, because they’re going after ISIS.”

Murad, who now lives in Germany, said she hoped ISIS would finally be brought to justice.

Then, she said, switching from her native language to a halting English, she “wondered,” that “maybe if I can speak English, maybe the UN, they can understand … what we want. But I can’t.”

“We can hear you no matter what language you speak,” said Zakaria.

Source CNN

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