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Amal Clooney

Ms Clooney is an award-winning barrister who specialises in international law and human rights. She represents victims of human rights violations in national and international courts and has appeared in cases before the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights. Ms Clooney frequently represents victims of mass atrocities, including genocide and sexual violence, as well as political prisoners in cases involving freedom of expression and fair-trial rights. She is the Special Adviser to the International Criminal Court Prosecutor, Karim Khan QC, on Darfur.  She is a member of the UK government’s team of experts on preventing sexual violence in conflict zones and the UK Attorney General’s panel of experts on public international law, and served as  deputy chair of a panel of legal experts on media freedom chaired by former UK Supreme Court President Lord Neuberger. Ms Clooney is the author of The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law published by Oxford University Press in 2020. She is a visiting Professor at Columbia Law School and co-founder of the Clooney Foundation for Justice, which aims to advance justice through accountability for human rights abuses around the world.