Amal Clooney

British-Lebanese barrister, activist and author

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Amal Clooney: British-Lebanese barrister, activist and author
Amal Clooney is a Lebanese-British barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law and human rights. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition; the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko; Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy; and Nobel Prize laureate Nadia Murad.


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'It's time Australia joined the club': Amal Clooney urges government to ban international criminals

Amal Clooney says Australia could be a global leader of human rights by introducing so-called Magnitsky laws to impose sanctions on international criminals.
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Clashes, gunfire in Lebanon in second night of violence: state news agency

Clashes between supporters of Lebanon's caretaker prime minister, Saad al-Hariri, and Shi'ite groups Hezbollah and Amal erupted into gunfire in Beirut late on Monday, state news agency NNA reported.
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Hezbollah, Amal supporters wreck Beirut protest camp, Hariri looks set to quit

A mob loyal to Shi'ite groups Hezbollah and Amal attacked and destroyed a protest camp set up by anti-government demonstrators in central Beirut on Tuesday, as Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri looked set..
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Supporters of Lebanese Shi'ite groups pull down protesters' tents in Beirut

Supporters of the Lebanese Shi'ite groups Hezbollah and Amal fought with protesters at a roadblock on a main road in Beirut on Tuesday, pulling down their tents and leading police to step in, Reuters..
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Amal Clooney issues warning to Australia over press freedom

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has criticised police raids on Australian journalists at a press freedom conference attended by Foreign Minister Marise Payne.
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Amal Clooney warns Australia's media raids gives oppressive leaders 'excuse' to clamp down

Foreign Minister Marise Payne has denied accusations of hypocrisy for speaking at a conference promoting press freedom amid the debate raging back home.
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