Amal Clooney

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Amal Clooney
Amal Clooney in London - 2018 (41999192931) (cropped).jpg
Clooney in 2018
Born
Amal Alamuddin

(1978-02-03) 3 February 1978 (age 42)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityUnited Kingdom
Lebanon
EducationDr Challoner's High School
Alma materSt Hugh's College, Oxford (BA)
New York University (LLM)
OccupationBarrister, Human Rights Activist
Years active2000–present
Spouse(s)
George Clooney (m. 2014)
Children2

Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin; Arabic: أمل علم الدين‎; born 3 February 1978)[1] is a Lebanese-British lawyer. Her works focused in international law and human rights.[2]

Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks,[3] the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko;[4] Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy;[5] and Nobel Prize laureate Nadia Murad.[6]

In 2019, Clooney was appointed the special envoy on media freedom by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Russian, Ale (5 February 2018). "Amal's Big 40! George Clooney Celebrates Wife's Birthday on 24-Hour Getaway". People.
  2. "George Clooney Finally Meets His Match With Human Rights Lawyer Amal Alamuddin". Vanity Fair. 29 March 2017.
  3. Rothman, Michael (19 March 2014). "5 Things About Amal Alamuddin". ABC News.
  4. Johnston, Ian (27 April 2014). "George Clooney Engaged To Amal Alamuddin: Actor To Marry British Human Rights Lawyer Who Has Represented Julian Assange". The Independent.
  5. Kingsley, Patrick (6 November 2014). "Amal Clooney calls on Egypt to release journalist Mohamed Fahmy". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 September 2019.
  6. Day, Emma (11 December 2018). "Nadia Murad is Joined by Amal Clooney as She Accepts Nobel Peace Prize". Vogue Middle East.
  7. "Amal Clooney appointed Foreign Office special envoy". BBC. Retrieved 5 April 2019.