Amal Clooney meets MP Mark Field in London 02.05.2018

Amal Clooney ‘s statement April 20th, 2018

Detained Reuters Journalists in Myanmar Should be Released

Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo have now been in prison in Yangon for over four months. Their arrest and prosecution are part of a crackdown on freedom of the press in Myanmar intended to silence reporting on the crimes committed against Rohingyas. The journalists are young Buddhists who have done nothing to harm the state. Yet they face a sham trial for possessing “official secrets” and may be sentenced to up to 14 years in prison.

Today in court one of the prosecution’s own witnesses admitted that the arrest was a “trap” in stunning testimony that drew gasps from those in the courtroom. The witness, a police captain, gave evidence that brigadier Tin Ko Ko ordered police to arrange a meeting with Wa Lone to hand over “secret documents” that would set up an arrest moments later. According to the witness, the brigadier gave the documents to a junior police officer, instructed him to give them to Wa Lone in a restaurant and told him that when Wa Lone came out the “regional police force has to entrap him and arrest him”. The brigadier also “told the police members, ‘if you don’t get Wa Lone, you will go to jail’”.

It is now clear to any impartial observer that this case is a bungled attempt to entrap two innocent young men. The US, UK, Canada, the UN and the European Union have already demanded the journalists’ release, and further action may follow if the case is not resolved.

Silencing critics through false arrests and arbitrary detention flies in the face of Myanmar’s professed dedication to the rule of law and free speech, and risks lasting damage to the country’s reputation and economy. But the truthful testimony of a brave witness is a step in the right direction. The prosecution should now drop the case immediately or, failing that, the district court judge should dismiss it. If this does not happen, it will be the responsibility of the government to grant an amnesty.

Amal Clooney

Counsel for Wa Lone, Kyaw Soe Oo and Reuters source


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Amal Clooney at the Watermark Conference for Women in San Jose 23.02.2018

Amal Clooney is all smiles as she arrives onstage at the 2018 Watermark Conference for Women held at the San Jose Convention Center on Friday (February 23) in San Jose, Calififornia, USA.

Amal Clooney was only 4 when her family fled the Lebanese Civil War, so she doesn’t remember much about its horrors. But her mother has told her of the afternoon when the small school bus she and her sister were riding was hours late. The bus had to veer off the road near their Beirut home, because of shelling ahead.

“As a parent now, I can’t imagine how terrifying that must have been,” Amal Clooney said Friday at the Watermark Conference for Women Silicon Valley in San Jose.

As Amal Clooney acknowledged, the experience of being a refugee from a war-torn area, as well as a mother, has informed her activism on behalf of victims of violence. Now Clooney’s support extends to the students who survived last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. She and George Clooney plan to attend the students’ anti-gun violence march in Washington, D.C., on March 24.

Moreover, the couple have pledged $500,000 to help fund the event. They announced their donation this week in the name of their children, Ella and Alexander.

“I’m just blown away by these students,” Clooney said, during an onstage conversation with “All Things Considered” co-host Kelly McEvers at the San Jose Convention Center.

“They are turning a tragedy into advocacy,” said Clooney, whose clients have included journalists imprisoned by governments in Egypt and Azerbaijan, as well as an Iraqi woman whose family and ethnic Yazidi community were targeted by ISIS for genocide, rape and sex slavery.

She noted that it’s only been a little over a week since the Parkland shooting, when a 19-year-old former student, Nikolas Cruz, opened fire at the suburban high school, killing 14 students and three staff members.

Students reported hiding in closets, listening to gunfire in nearby classrooms, texting their parents to say good-bye and then surviving, only to learn that friends and classmates had died.

“I’m in awe of how courageous they are and how effective they are,” Clooney said. In the last week, the students have started a national conversation about gun control and school safety that could bring about a reckoning over gun violence in America.

These students notably have called out President Donald Trump, members of congress and the National Rifle Association for their refusal to acknowledge what the students see as the key factor in mass shootings: the accessibility of guns in America, especially of high-powered rifles like the AR-15, which was used by Cruz.

NPR host Kelly McEvers and Amal Clooney in conversation at the Watermark Conference for Women 2018 Friday. (Photo by Marla Aufmuth/Getty Images for Watermark Conference for Women 2018)

“I don’t think I would have had the presence of mind or the courage to do what they are doing at age 16, let alone having gone through what they have,” Clooney said.

She also praised the students for the way they have spoken passionately and intelligently and asked the “tough questions” in their appearances on national television and in face-to-face encounters with U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and with Trump at the White House.

“They are the best vehicle (for change),” Clooney said. “They are our best hope.”

As someone not born in the United States, Clooney said she has always looked at this country as one that provides a “great example to others.” Clooney grew up in the United Kingdom, but got her law degree at New York University, worked for a time on Wall Street and lives with her husband in Los Angeles part-time.

But in one way, She suggested, America is not living up to its best self.

“The idea that children are scared to go to school, bullet-proof backpacks are being sold out and that students have to go through these live shooter drills,” she said. “And the conclusion is, ‘Let’s start arming teachers.’ It just doesn’t make sense to me.”

She also disputed other ideas being floated about how to address mass shootings.

People say maybe it’s because there is violence in films or there is a mental health issue,” she said. “But there’s violence in films and mental health issues in other countries. This is the only country where this kind of problem exists.”

Amal Clooney emphasized why this issue has become personal to her, and why she and her family will attend the march to support efforts to bring about change: “It’s likely that my children will go to school here. I know their lives literally depend on (change happening).”

Via Mercurynews

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Amal Clooney at the ADP ReThink Global Human Capital Management Conference, Barcelona 02.02.2017

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Amal Clooney attended the ADP Rethink Global Human Capital Management conference in Barcelona yesterday as speaker.

“What role can business play in advancing human rights ?”

The closing keynote was moderated by Nick Clooney, award winning journalist and Amal’s father-in-law.

Followed by a Meet & Greet … Photo oppurtinity with Amal Clooney !

More information about the event here

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Spring Summer collection the “Tutti Frutti”

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Amal Clooney talks human rights in Mideast speech 20.03.2016

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SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Advocate and lawyer Amal Clooney told an audience in the Middle East on Sunday that governments around the world should be vocal, consistent, principled and transparent about human rights.

Clooney was speaking at the opening of a government communications summit in the United Arab Emirates. She was a headline speaker at the annual event, which included the ruler of the emirate of Sharjah, Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.

“The first piece of advice I would have from my experience is that governments need to be vocal about human rights,” she said.

She said Arab countries are facing “an unprecedented human rights crisis.” She urged that criticism of ruling systems be met with dialogue, not prison terms, and that protests be met with “crowd control,” not bullets.

“My advice to you is not only to be vocal and consistent, but also to be principled in communications about human rights. The fourth suggestion I have is to be quick,” she said. “Governments must be prepared to be transparent and get their message out first.”

Clooney mentioned countries such as Sudan, Iran and North Korea in her 12-minute speech, however she made no specific references to rights abuses in Gulf Arab countries or the humanitarian toll of the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen, which the UAE is taking part in.

U.N. human rights chief Zeid Raad al-Hussein condemned the “repeated failure” of the coalition to avoid hitting civilians after more than 100 people were killed in an airstrike on a crowded market Tuesday.

Source AP

From Amnesty United Arab States

“The authorities arbitrarily restricted freedom of expression, arresting and prosecuting government critics. A new law on combating discrimination and hatred imposed further limits on the rights to freedom of expression and association. Security forces subjected dozens of people to enforced disappearance. Torture and other ill-treatment of detainees was common. Prisoners of conscience remained imprisoned following unfair trials. Women faced discrimination in law and in practice. Migrant workers were inadequately protected by law and faced exploitation and abuse. The death penalty remained in force and there was one execution.”

Read more here

Amal Clooney criticized Iran and I received many messages from Iranian women mentioning “Women in Iran are educated, can drive and work”.

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Amal Alamuddin Clooney, writer, human rights activist, talks during the opening ceremony of the International Government Communications Forum in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, March 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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Amal Clooney in Chanel for her first interview in the US on NBC 14.01.2016

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Amal Clooney says she doesn’t see herself as a celebrity, despite her high-profile marriage to George Clooney.

For her first American network television interview, Amal Clooney spoke with Cynthia McFadden this week in Washington, D.C., where the human rights lawyer met with Congressional officials to draw attention to the political crisis in the Maldives. A portion of the interview aired on Thursday’s “NBC Nightly News,” and additional clips will be featured on Friday’s “Today.” And while she largely discusses her work for the imprisoned former president Mohamed Nasheed, the activist also gives an interesting answer when compared to Angelina Jolie.

McFadden says to Amal, “Many years ago, Angelina Jolie said to me that she was — she understood that she was gonna get attention. And if she could use all of that light and energy that was coming towards her and turn it around — I mean, is that how you feel about the celebrity?”

“I think it’s wonderful celebrities would choose to spend their time or energy or, you know, the spotlight that they have to raise awareness about these causes,” says Amal, before insisting, “I don’t really see myself in the same way because I’m still doing the same job that I used to do before. If there’s more attention paid for whatever reason to that, then I think that’s good.”

Amal lets out a slight laugh when McFadden says she “knows the reason,” and goes on to say, “You know, I think there is a certain responsibility that comes with that. I think I’m exercising it in an appropriate manner by continuing to do this kind of work.”

She adds that she’s only “engaging with the media on issues that I think are important.” Check out both videos below.

 

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Amal Alamuddin the Lawyer

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

Here a short description.

Amal 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.

For more information about her career visit following website :

http://www.doughtystreet.co.uk/barristers/profile/amal-alamuddin

As lawyer of Yulia Tymochenko

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Amal Alamuddin, the lawyer representing Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister, in human rights claim (European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg). Watch the video here :

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As lawyer of Julian Assange 

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As lawyer for the International Center for Transitional Justice in Lybia

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

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Amal Alamuddin, 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

Watch the video here http://vimeo.com/90740903

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