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Amal Alamuddin Clooney, a Disgrace and Embarrassment to Human Rights

Celebrity Human Rights Lawyer Amal Clooney on boat ride down the Grand Canal in Venice, Italy with George Clooney

Amal Alamuddin and George Clooney enjoying a boat ride down the Grand Canal in Venice.

When British-Lebanese Attorney Amal Alamuddin was suddenly thrust into the limelight with her engagement to a Hollywood actor, we at Ikhras were the first to expose her record as a little-known partner to a U.S.-Israeli project and a brutal dictator. Since then the now Amal Clooney has become a Western media darling and celebrity activist, but among principled human rights defenders she has only added to the bill of particulars building against her.  

Amal Clooney’s latest foray into the public spotlight has been her stated desire and “delight” to prosecute Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for alleged war crimes in the Syrian civil war. On the surface, her self-aggrandizing statement would not be so untoward were it not for her abysmal record in the field of human rights itself.