Amal Clooney has earned a name for her herself - not just as a wife to the great American actor, film producer and activist George Clooney but also as a human rights lawyer who is in a serious fight against the Islamic State.
Early this week, Amal spoke at the United Nations and challenged its leaders to do something about the inhumane acts of ISIS. She shared the horrible experience of her client, Nadia Murad, and thousands of Yazidis who suffered from the hands of the terrorist group in 2014.
As it is quite admirable for a woman of courage and noble intent, here are seven interesting facts about Amal:
1. She is multi-lingual. Amal fluently speaks English, Arabic and French.
2. She was born in Lebanon but grew up in England. Amal was barely two years old when civil war broke in Lebanon, forcing her family to move to England.
3. She finished a master's degree in law. Amal took a BA course in Jurisprudence at the St. Hugh's College in Oxford and finished her Masters of Law degree at New York University.
4. She is a writer. Amal has authored a number of articles dealing with international criminal law and was the co-editor of the legal reference entitled "The Law and Practice of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon."
5. She assists high profile clients. Among the cases that she handled were that of Wiki Leaks' founder Julian Assange, and former President of Maldives Mohamed Nasheed.
6. She has many specializations. As a practicing lawyer, Amal specializes in criminal law, human rights, international law and extradition.
7. She is a legal adviser. She has acted as adviser to Kofi Annan, the UN Special Envoy. She has likewise advised governments when it comes to international law.