Amal Clooney speaks to United Nations diplomats about plans to bring 20,000 ISIS hunters to justice in Iraq
- Human rights lawyer, 41, addressed 20 diplomats to the UN on Thursday
- She sat next to Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok
- Blok urges initiative to have 20,000 ISIS hunters tried in Iraq
- Amal Clooney has represented Yazidi women who have been forced into sexual slavery by ISIS
- Clooney appeared at the UN on Tuesday to press for protection for journalists
Amal Clooney appeared on Thursday this week for the second time in the United Nations in New York.
The human rights lawyer addressed a meeting of senior officials from 20 countries who met to try ISIS fighters in Iraq.
Clooney sat next to Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok, who took the initiative to set up potential tribunals for around 20,000 ISIS members.
Blok works with his Iraqi counterpart, Ali Alhakim, who, according to the Dutch news site, helped organize a meeting with diplomats from 20 countries. NRC.
Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok (left) and human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (right) attend a meeting on ISIS at the United Nations in New York on Thursday
Clooney addressed officials discussing a Dutch-Iraqi proposal to bring 20,000 ISIS hunters to justice in Iraq
Clooney has long been advocating bringing ISIS fighters and leaders to justice
Clooney has represented Yazidi women and girls who were forced into sexual slavery by ISIS
There are an estimated 20,000 ISIS hunters in Iraq, including 1,000 foreigners from European and other Western countries.
Clooney, wife of actor George Clooney, was also scheduled to address officials on Thursday.
For years, Amal Clooney has been representing Yazidi ethnic women who were imprisoned by ISIS and forced into sexual slavery.
Yazidi & # 39; s are a minority community in Iraq that have been recognized by the UN as victims of ISIS genocide.
Clooney represents Yazidi women and girls who were detained in the home of Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Islamic state financier Abu Sayyaf.
Kayla Mueller, an American humanitarian aid worker, was also detained there for a while. Reports appeared in February 2015 indicating that she was murdered while in ISIS captivity.
Amal Clooney has long been calling for ISIS fighters and officials responsible for crimes against Yazidi women and girls to be tried.
Clooney also appeared at the UN on Tuesday to speak out about press freedom.
The 41-year-old lawyer told a panel that journalists were in danger worldwide in countries with an unstable political climate.
Clooney spoke on Tuesday about a panel discussion at the UN about press freedom around the world
"Our research focuses on laws that are used every day to punish journalists for their work," Clooney said.
"Laws such as criminal libel, vague or overboard hated language laws, so-called fake news laws and laws that remove the media by imposing arbitrary conditions on ownership, accreditation and financing."
Although she did not name Donald Trump by name, Clooney indirectly hurled the president for his press attacks, which he & # 39; fake news & # 39; calls.
"Such laws are part of a rising drumbeat of legal attacks on journalists, and they are particularly open to abuse when senior officials defame the media, creating a toxic environment in which individual journalists are incredibly vulnerable to attacks," Clooney said .
Her comments were reported by PEOPLE.
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