Amal Alamuddin

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Amal Alamuddin

London-based, British-Lebanese lawyer, activist and author add

Category: Politics

Born in 1978.

Countries: Maldives (26%), (22%), United States (9%)

Main connections: George Clooney, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Maldives

Linked to: Dr Challoner's High School, St. Hugh's College, University of Oxford, WikiLeaks




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Amal Alamuddin was born in 1978 add something


During the 1980s, when the Lebanese Civil War was in full scale, Alamuddin's family left for London, and they settled in Gerrards Cross add something


Her father Ramzi, a retired professor of business studies at the American University of Beirut, returned to Lebanon in 1991 add something


At St. Hugh's College, Oxford, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Jurisprudence in 2000 add something


The following year, in 2001, she entered New York University Law School to study for the Master of Laws degree add something


In 2004, she worked at the International Court of Justice and was one of two NYU-sponsored clerks at the Court add something


Alamuddin has been appointed to a number of United Nations commissions including as adviser to Special Envoy Kofi Annan on Syria and as Counsel to the 2013 Drone Inquiry by UN human rights rapporteur Ben Emmerson QC into the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations add something


On 7 August 2014, they obtained marriage licenses at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea of the United Kingdom add something


In September 2014, she married American actor George Clooney add something


In October 2014 Clooney became involved in the repatriation of ancient Greek sculptures called the Elgin Marbles for the Greek government add something


In October 2014, it was announced that the couple had bought the Mill House on an island in the River Thames at Sonning Eye in England at a cost of around £10 million add something


George Clooney - As of 2014, Clooney is engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin


George Clooney - Clooney became engaged to British-Lebanese human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin on April 28, 2014, as confirmed by a representative at the law firm Doughty Street Chambers


In January 2015, Clooney began work on the recognition of the Armenian Genocide, accusing "Turkey of double standards on freedom of expression for defending a Turkish Leftist who described the Armenian genocide an 'international lie add something


A "bon mot" of hers prior to the 28 January 2015 hearing, in response to a journalist pestering her over what designer gown she would be wearing, gained wide circulation: she replied "Ede & Ravenscroft" add something


On April 7, 2015, it was announced that Clooney would be part of the legal team defending Mohamed Nasheed, former President of the Maldives, in his ongoing arbitrary detention add something


In May 2015, Greece decided to stop legal proceedings to recover the sculptures add something


He was eventually sentenced to three years in prison and lost a retrial in August 2015 before finally being pardoned by Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi add something


"The Right to a Fair Trial in International Law." Oxford University Press: 2016 add something


In January 2016, Clooney gave a series of interviews about the UN-condemned trial and imprisonment of Nasheed and put forth efforts to support imposing sanctions on the Maldives add something


On 9 February 2017, it was reported by the CBS talk show, "The Talk" that Clooney was pregnant, and that she and her husband were expecting twins add something


In June 2017, she gave birth to a daughter and a son, named Ella and Alexander respectively add something


George Clooney - On 9 February 2017, it was reported by the CBS talk show, "The Talk," that Amal Alamuddin was pregnant, and that they were expecting twins


For the spring 2018 semester, Clooney is teaching at Columbia Law School, again as a co-professor with Sarah H. Cleveland on a core class on human rights add something


In September 2018, the court rejected the final appeal in the case add something


In 2019, Clooney was appointed the special envoy on media freedom by the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office add something


In April 2019, Clooney became a special envoy at the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office, advising the Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt on global media freedom add something


Clooney, along with Ara Darzi, was involved in securing the release of two Reuters journalists, Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, from Myanmar on 7 May 2019 add something