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Pregnancy Cannot Stop Amal Clooney In Her Battle For Human Rights

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Lawyer Amal Clooney has not let her pregnancy deter her from what she does best: fight for the rights of the less privileged. Back on the 9th of February, The Talk’s Julie Chen first announced that Beyoncé was not the only famous person expecting babies at the time, but that Amal is also carrying twins.

More than a month later, the Lebanon-born human rights activist continues to go full throttle undeterred by her pregnancy. On Friday, the 10th of February, the 39-year old appeared at the United Nations headquarters in New York City to urge the world ‘not to let ISIS get away with genocide’.

It was a follow-up on her visit to the UN six months when she first seeked accountability for victims of Isis, and the barrister was not afraid to show her disappointment at the lack of progress.

“Not one ISIS militant has faced trial for international crimes anywhere in the world. Why is it that nothing has been done?” Clooney asked. “Somehow we are no closer to justice today than when I addressed you last year. I’m asking you today to stand up for justice. Every conflict reminds us that there can be no lasting peace without justice. Justice is also what the victims want.”

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Mrs. Clooney represents Nadia Murad, a Yazidi woman captured by Isis in Iraq in 2014, who has spoken out since her release about being raped, sold as a sex slave, and praying for death while in captivity

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Amal Clooney has said that killing Isis on the battlefield is not enough. “We must kill the idea behind Isis by exposing the brutality and bringing individual criminals to justice,” the Beirut-born attorney believes.

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Ms Murad, now a goodwill ambassador for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking, told the meeting that victims have patiently waited for over a year for the investigation of Isis to start ‘to be able to at least bury our dead’.

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“Why it is taking so long?” an emotional Nadia Murad asked. “I cannot understand why you are letting Isis get away with it, or what more you need to hear before you will act. So today, I ask the Iraqi government and the UN to establish an investigation and give all the victims of Isis the justice they deserve”

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The 39-year-old is appalled that ‘not one Isis militant has faced trial for international crimes anywhere in the world’

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Clooney has urged all countries ‘to stand up for justice’ and demonstrate ‘moral leadership’ to make sure that Isis is held accountable

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