Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney appealed to the United Nations on Wednesday to focus countries on searching for international law on war crimes in Ukraine. George Clooney’s wife fears that evidence of the crimes will be forgotten in the “box” and nothing will be done to bring the perpetrators to justice. This is not the first time a lawyer has spoken out on behalf of the victims of these crimes – he has already done so against the Islamic State’s alleged crimes in Iraq and Syria.
“Ukraine is now a slaughterhouse. Right in the heart of Europe,” Clooney said at an informal meeting of the United Nations Security Council on responsibility for the humanitarian crisis in France and Albania. The lawyer recalled a similar meeting in 2017 A UN group to collect, preserve and guard evidence of possible crimes by the Islamic State.
That same year, Amal was the mother of twins, a son and a girl, married to actor, producer and director George Clooney. Half a decade has passed and the lawyer regrets the stagnation: “My children are almost five years old, and so far most of the evidence gathered by the UN has survived – because there is no international tribunal to take Daesh to justice. .. ”
The International Criminal Court, which deals not only with these war crimes but also with genocide and aggression, cannot prosecute crimes committed in Iraq and Syria because these countries are not part of the UN. Now Amal Clooney is part of it work group an international law established to advise Ukraine on crimes committed during the conflict and to ensure that they are brought to justice.
It is worth remembering that at the end of February, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, Karim Khan, announced that he would launch an investigation into war crimes in Ukraine – on both the Russian and Ukrainian sides. Preservation of the evidence, which Amal Clooney supports, is essential.
At the age of 44, George Clooney’s wife is one of the international human rights references and has already served on the International Court of Justice. Born 3 February 1978 in Beirut, Lebanon. Daughter of Ramzi Alamuddin, a former professor of administration at the American University of Beirut, and Bariaa Alamuddin, former editor of a Lebanese newspaper Al-Hayat, he has three brothers, Tala, Samer and Ziad. In the midst of the Lebanese Civil War, the Alamuddin family was forced to leave the country and seek refuge at Gerrards Cross, England. Amal was two years old.
After an excellent academic career, a young woman with dual citizenship (Lebanese and English) who spoke fluent English, French, and Arabic graduated from Oxford University and completed a master’s degree in law from New York University, USA. , where he moved. After his master’s degree, he became an expert in international, criminal law and human rights law.
Amal and Hollywood’s most worthy bachelor at the time met in 2013 and got married the next year in Venice – the bride shone in a creation signed by Oscar de La Renta. They are the parents of twins Ella and Alexander, and last year George Clooney wrote the letter average where he urged them not to publish photos of children for safety reasons.