Another win for our favourite human rights champion

The human rights lawyer received the Global Citizen of the Year Award at the annual UN Correspondents Awards on Wednesday. She received the honour for her passionate work on several global issues concerning refugees and education.


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Amal dazzled in a navy and cream J.Mendel gown, and attended the Gala with her husband George and her in-laws Nick and Nina Clooney by her side for support.

The British-Lebanese lawyer took the stage and put US President Donald Trump on blast, as she criticised his administrations treatment of the media and its repercussion worldwide.

She referenced the mistreatment of journalists in countries like North Korea, Turkey, Brazil, and the Philippines, saying that Trumps actions legitimised theirs by making the media “enemy of the people.”

Amal is a renowned international law and human rights lawyer, with an impressive clientele including Iraq’s first Nobel Prize winner Nadia Murad, Founder of Wikileaks Julian Assange, and the former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko.

Philanthropy plays a huge role in Amal and George’s life as the couple donated US $100,000 through their justice foundation to the Young Center for Immigrant Children’s Rights in June, US$500,000 to the March for Our Lives, in the name of their children a few months before that.

On Wednesday. the power couple revealed their latest initiative, TrialWatch, which aims on monitoring court trials where there is a risk of abuse, and rank countries’ judicial systems. Amal released a statement regarding their latest endeavour saying, “Today, courts all over the world are used as tools of oppression. Governments get away too easily with imprisoning opposition figures, silencing critics and persecuting vulnerable groups through the courts. Trial monitoring will shine a light on these abuses.”

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