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Amal Clooney

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Amal Clooney
Clooney in 2018
Amal Alamuddin

(1978-02-03) 3 February 1978 (age 46)
Beirut, Lebanon
NationalityUnited Kingdom
EducationDr Challoner's High School
Alma materSt Hugh's College, Oxford (BA)
New York University (LLM)
Occupation(s)Barrister, Human Rights Activist
Years active2000–present
(m. 2014)

Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin; Arabic: أمل علم الدين; born 3 February 1978)[1] is a Lebanese 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] 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]

In September 2021, The International Criminal Court (ICC) appointed Amal Clooney, as Special Advisor for the Sudanese conflict in Darfur.[8]

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.
  8. "CPI: L'épouse de l'acteur américain George Clooney nommée conseillère spéciale pour le conflit au Darfour". Afrique Info. Retrieved 18 September 2021.