Not everyone can say she is George Clooney’s wife, but not many can boast that he is the husband of Amal Alamuddin, now known as Amal Clooney after this Lebanese lawyer and Hollywood superstar died in 2014 in the Italian city of Venice.
While it may seem that George’s popularity has eclipsed his partner’s, Amal Clooney has made quite the name for himself. A prestige that has nothing to do with their beauty but with their intellectual qualities. She had been an excellent student in her class since she was young. As a result, in 2000 he received a scholarship to study law at St. Hugh’s College, Oxford.
Her career as a lawyer since graduating from college has been outstanding. The Lebanese specialize in international law, criminal law, human rights and extradition. His most prominent customers include Julian AssangeWikiLeaks founder and former Prime Minister of Ukraine Yulia Tymoshenko. In addition, in recent years she has represented political prisoners who were released while representing them. Such is the case of Mohamed Fahmy, a Canadian journalist who was imprisoned in Egypt for criticizing the al-Sisi government.
As a result of the Clooney family’s interest in defending human rights, they created Clooney Foundation for Justicean association dedicated to promoting justice through accountability for human rights violations around the world. “We believe justice means fighting for the rights of people unfairly targeted by oppressive governments through the courts – we do that through our TrialWatch program.” explain in site.
For all these reasons, Amal Clooney is a renowned lawyer and, in addition to her work for the law firm Doughty Street Chambers in London, she now dedicates herself to lecturing on human rights. The lawyer visited Barcelona last Tuesday, where the Sap Ariba Live convention was held. She was one of the key voices heard at the Barcelona International Convention Center (CCIB). The event is aimed at professionals from trade and business.
But listening to her didn’t come cheap. Participants paid 1,150 euros to visit the event, with pre-sale tickets being cheaper: 850 euros. But don’t think Amal Clooney talked for a whole day, no. He arrived on a fast flight from London, talked for 30 minutes and then turned around. Of course, it was a half-hour of maximum intensity during which George Clooney’s wife made headlines like, “Silence in the face of evil is evil in itself. Don’t talk is talk, don’t act is act.