Amal Clooney, an international human right attorney mostly known as the wife of Hollywood star George Clooney, continues the battle against ISIS, this, while 7-months pregnant. The 39-year-old is representing genocide victims of ISIS.

On Wednesday, Amal Clooney spoke in front of a large group of people in London, during a conference, about the importance of gathering evidence against ISIS. Clooney is the representative of Nadia Murad, a victim of rape, and of other people from the ethnic group of Yazidi, who have been the victims of genocide in Iraq. Murad received a Nobel Peace prize nomination for her involvement in the fight for human rights and is a United Nations goodwill ambassador.

On the conference on Wednesday, held at Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, Amal Clooney called for the collection of evidence against ISIS from the victims, evidence that is vital in bringing it to justice over the countless horrific crimes carried out.

“All of this evidence is going to be lost if it’s not collected soon”, Clooney stressed, explaining: “Mass graves are being contaminated as relatives dig for remains of their loved ones. Documents are not being gathered. Witnesses are being dispersed around the world”. She added that the longer the wait, the harder it will be to convince them to speak out.

 

Amal Clooney, at the Royal Institute of International Affairs Conference, on March 29.
Caption: IBTimes

 

A few weeks ago, Amal Clooney asked the United Nations to open an investigation on the Yazidi genocide.

In a video by International Business Times, Clooney says:

“The Security Council can act under Chapter 7 of the UN charter and establish an investigation even without Iraq’s consent”

A few weeks ago, Amal Clooney asked the United Nations to open an investigation on the Yazidi genocide.

In late February, actor George Clooney was saying that his wife will put a hold on her trips to Iraq and other places she wouldn’t be welcome, especially now, that she is pregnant. “We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger”, Clooney explained. “I won’t go to South Sudan any more or the Congo, Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she’ll avoid places where she knows she isn’t welcome.”