Amal Clooney

Amal Clooney

Human Rights Lawyer

Amal Clooney, an international human rights lawyer, equality advocate, and global leader, is a practicing attorney at Doughty Street Chambers in London and a visiting professor at Columbia Law School.

Throughout her career, Amal has advocated for neglected and exploited groups, including appearing before the United Nations on behalf of thousands of Yazidi women sexually enslaved by ISIS in Iraq and Syria; representing Armenia in the European Court on Human Rights in a case concerning the denial of the Armenian genocide; and co-founding the Clooney Foundation for Justice to advance justice in courtrooms, classrooms, and communities around the world.

Amal is a frequent adviser to governments on international law and has held several posts within the U.N., including senior adviser to Kofi Annan when he served as the U.N. Envoy on Syria. She has also advised the Greek government on the return of the Parthenon Marbles, represented the Chagossians in their legal fight to return to their islands, and challenged the detention of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko at the European Court of Human Rights. She has also been named a “Young Global Leader” by the World Economic Forum and currently serves on the Forum’s Global Council on Human Rights.
Amal is the president of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which she co-founded with her husband, George Clooney, in late 2016 to advance justice in courtrooms, communities, and classrooms around the world.

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