Amal Clooney is a barrister who specializes in international law and human rights. She represents victims of human rights violations in national and international courts including the International Court of Justice, the International Criminal Court and the European Court of Human Rights.
She currently represents Yazidi victims of genocide in national courts including in the first genocide case against an ISIS member. And she represents Sudanese victims of crimes committed in Darfur in the case against Janjaweed leader Ali Kushayb at the International Criminal Court.
She has also helped to secure freedom for political prisoners around the world including journalists and opposition figures. In 2020 she was awarded the Gwen Ifill Award for “extraordinary and sustained achievement in the cause of press freedom” and she currently represents award-winning Filipino journalist Maria Ressa who faces a lifetime behind bars for her work in the Philippines.
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.