More than the wife of George Clooney and the mother of Alexander and Ella, Amal Clooney is also a brilliant lawyer specializing in international law and humanitarian law as well as a British government envoy for media freedom. But this Friday, September 18, as revealed by the British tabloid The Daily Mail, she decided to give up this last post, attacking Boris Johnson in the process. Due, its intention to introduce new legislation as part of Brexit, which would “cancel part of the Withdrawal Agreement” signed in 2019.
By going back on his commitments made in the context of the break between the United Kingdom and Europe, the British Prime Minister is in violation of international law. An injustice and a “lamentable” measure in the eyes of Amal Clooney, who therefore chose to resign to show his disapproval of Boris Johnson. “It has now become unbearable for me, as Special Envoy, to urge other states to respect and apply international obligations while the UK says it has no intention of doing so. – even “, she explained in a long email announcing her resignation, revealed by The Daily Mail. Other lawyers have followed his example.
She is mobilizing
A new way for Amal Clooney to get involved. Because, like her famous husband, the 42-year-old lawyer is mobilizing for noble causes. Upset by the double explosion that hit Beirut, her hometown, and expressing her deep concern for the residents directly affected by the tragedy, she pledged a donation of 100,000 dollars to the population. A generosity which she also demonstrated, like George Clooney, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, and more precisely in April 2020, with a series of donations, for a dizzying amount of one million dollars.
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