Jan 302015
 
Amal Clooney, International Lawyer (Barrister)

Amal Clooney, International Lawyer (Barrister)

Amal Clooney left George at home and went to work. This brilliant and beautiful woman arrived at the European Court of Human Rights armed with legal documents. Like Princess Diana before her, she was accosted by paparazzi on the way to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg.

Inside the law chambers, the cameras continued to flash. Annoying? Yes, but on the other hand, the case she is fighting is gaining publicity. Perhaps, after my three lesbian ebooks make millions, I might have a picture taken at the LGBTI awards in Hollywood.   LOL.

 The Dubious Question

A British reporter from the Guardian Newspaper asked her‘ what she was wearing?’ He is a seasoned reporter and later claimed he asked the question in an ironic manner because of the media attention. She was dressed in her black and white barrister robes. Amal smiled and responded, “Ede & Ravenscoft, purveyors of British legal dress for over 300 years.” The reporter told Amal’s legal colleague that this is the kind of question she would have been asked had she not been wearing legal apparel.   I believe him, but other media outlets rushed and commented that it was a ‘stupid question’and that it ignored ‘Amal’s status as a brilliant international lawyer. Amal recently advised Greece as to how to get priceless statues returned from England. They are known as the Elgin Marbles. She speaks three languages fluently – English, French and Arabic – and has represented Wikileaks founder Julian Assange and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

The International Case Against Turkey

images-1Mrs Clooney, and her colleague, Mr Robertson were in court to challenge the appeal of Doğu Perinçek, a Turkish politician who denied the killing of 1.5million Armenians in 1915 was genocide.

Mrs. Clooney and Mr. Robertson

Mrs. Clooney and Mr. Robertson

He was found guilty by a Swiss court in 2008 after saying the killings were an ‘international lie’ and his appeal is now being challenged by Armenia, who have hired Mr Robertson’s London chambers.

The nation argues that denying the 1915 genocide is a crime on par with Holocaust denial.

This April, 2015 – marks the 100th anniversary of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks.

The killings in 1915 are regarded by many historians as the first genocide of the 20th century, and are said to have inspired Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

Turkey rejects the term ‘genocide,’ says the death figure is inflated and that people died on both sides as the Ottoman Empire collapsed amid World War I.

The Clooneys - champions for human rights

The Clooneys – champions for human rights

The Clooneys

This husband and wife team are supporters of LGBTI rights world-wide. I am happy to blog about this wonderful woman.

paula

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