‘Yazidis in Iraq are IS genocide victims’ BBC interview 07.03.2017

Amal Clooney acting on behalf of the Yazidis in Iraq is calling for a formal investigation into Islamic State (IS) for the crime of genocide.

On Tuesday, she discussed the decision with Fiona Bruce on BBC News, which showed a haunting reel of ISIS atrocities before the beginning of the interview.

“I’ve been to refuges in Germany like the one you showed in your piece and I have interviewed former child soldiers and young girls who were raped and enslaved by ISIS,” Clooney told Bruce.

“It’s been the most harrowing testimony I’ve ever heard. We know that it’s genocide. The UN has said so. In other words: ISIS is trying to destroy them as a group and we are allowing it to happen without actually calling ISIS to account,” she added.

One of the first steps to holding ISIS responsible, Amal Clooney explained, is to preserve evidence of the atrocities on the ground. Unfortunately, that evidence is hard to collect, and it’s disappearing fast. “There are mass graves that are being discovered; just a few days ago in Mosul a huge mass grave that’s thought to have 4,000 bodies in it was discovered and there’s other types of evidence as well,” she explained.

She’ll be back on the world stage this week, appearing at the United Nations.

More information here

 

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George Clooney on Canal + interview confirms Amal’s pregnancy 19.02.2017

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George Clooney confirms in a Canal + interview for the Césars that they will be parents and Amal’s pregnancy. The full video has been removed on Canal+ website. But, apparently you can watch it here.

 

Amal Clooney talking to BBC Azeri today in Oscar de La Renta

 

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Amal Clooney will speak today on BBC Azeri about human rights and persecution of journalists.

In May, the government will present his arguments to the European Court of Human Rights in the Khadija Ismayilova case.
On last week Amal Clooney met at the White House US senators to support her in the Khadija Ismayilova case.
She noted that the Congress  introduced a “violation of human rights” bill on sanctions against Azerbaijani officials .
You can watch the full interview with her today.

Full video on BBC

and on BBC Azeri

 

BBC News – Amal Clooney on human rights in Azerbaijan, and US politics

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Amal Clooney meets Christiane Amanpour on CNN 26.01.2016

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Christiane Amanpour interviewed yesterday on CNN former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed with Amal Clooney.

Everything seems to be very half-baked,” he said.

“I’d rather sit and read and watch a film. But I think there’s lot to be done.”

During the interview, Amal Clooney said the only crime committed by the “most liberal, moderate leader Maldives has ever had” was that he was a threat to the government.

“They probably think that he’d win the “next” election,” she said.

Mohamed Nasheed also reiterated his comments that he was in talks with his lawyers about returning to the Maldives after his surgery.

“Ideally I’d like to go to a Maldives, which is free, where peaceful political activities can happen,” he said.

 

 

 

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Amal Clooney Comments on European Court of Human Rights’ Armenian Genocide Decision 16.10.2015

Geoffrey Robertson QC and Amal Clooney of Doughty Street Chambers represented the Republic of Armenia intervening as a third party in the case Perincek v Switzerland before the European Court of Human Rights. In an interview with the Public TV of Armenia, Amal Clooney comments on the importance and scope of the Grand Chamber’s ruling in that case and explains why this constitutes a victory for Armenia.

“We are very happy for the judgment. This is a victory for Armenia. Armenia was neither a plaintiff, nor a defendant in this case. Armenia was a third party that intervened in the case and did so for one reason – because the low court judgment had in three paragraphs cast doubt on the reality of the Armenian Genocide. It cast doubt on whether the massacres of 1915 constituted genocide, and used language insulting the Armenian community,” Amal Clooney said, adding that they went to the court to ensure that that Grand Chamber not repeat it.

“Those were the arguments and we won. The Court said that the findings of the lower court were inappropriate. Ten of the judges said they should never have discussed the point at all, as it was out of the Court’s jurisdiction. Another seven judges said that the ‘Armenian Genocide is a clearly established historical fact.’ That’s why the judgment is a victory for Armenia,” she added.

“What the European Court actually decided is that “Perincek’s speeches should not be criminalized, because they didn’t rise to the level of speech, inciting racial hatred and violence in the county they were made, which is Switzerland. This is an encouraging decision from the perspective of the freedom of expression, because the court should be concerned with any country’s laws that make speech a crime. It’s understandable that the Court wants to be very careful about ensuring that states only criminalize a speech in the most extreme circumstances. This is not a finding Armenia needs to be concerned with. People who talks about the Armenian Genocide are not being prosecuted in the courts of Yerevan. They are, however, being prosecuted by courts in Turkey. And it is interesting that in the aftermath of the judgment Turkey’s former Foreign Minister said to Al Jazeera that “Oh, Turkey celebrates the judgment, because it respects freedom of expression.” The reality is that in all the cases that have come before the European Court up to 2014 there have been 591 findings of violation of expression and almost half of them are violations by Turkey. What we hope for is that Turkey is paying close attention to the judgment. We hope Turkey embraces this high standard for freedom of expression that has been set so that journalists like Hrant Dink are no longer prosecuted by the Turkish court for insulting Turkishness or insulting the Turkish state,” the lawyer said.

In conclusion, Amal Clooney said it was a true honor to represent Armenia in this case. “Looking back I’m sure Armenians don’t really care much about what Perincek has to say. If we look at the issue as a whole, we can say that Armenians care about what the Pope will say, and we know that the Pope has come out to say this was genocide. We know that President Obama, before he became President, said it was genocide. So, you may have Turkey continue to deny that reality, but they can no longer after today’s judgment point to the decision of the European Court of Human Rights to support that view,” Mrs. Clooney concluded.

Transcripts by Public Radio of Armenia.

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Amal Clooney in Oscar de la Renta for her second interview on CBC TV 30.08.2015

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Amal Clooney was interviewed yesterday on CBC TV by Derek Stoffel. You can watch the full interview here :

http://www.cbc.ca/player/News/ID/2674609523/

Pardon or deportation are the only options to save Al-Jazeera journalist Mohamed Fahmy from Egyptian jail, Amal Clooney told CBC’s Derek Stoffel on Sunday in this inteview.

Amal Clooney wore a bright red ruffles suit by Oscar de la Renta Resort ’16.

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