Amal Clooney Says Her High-Profile Marriage To George Clooney Helps Raise Awareness For Her Cases

The human rights is representing a female survivor of so-called Islamic State.

MOST POPULAR

Amal Clooney says being in a high-profile marriage to one of Hollywood's A-list actors is a "really good thing" when it comes to raising awareness of her cases.

The human rights lawyer is currently representing a Yazidi survivor formerly captured and enslaved by so-called Islamic state, and suing the Jihadist militant group for the ongoing genocide of the Yazidi people.

While appearing on BBC's News at Six, the 39-year-old was asked whether her publicised relationship with George Clooney has helped her work.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

"I've interviewed former child soldiers who were raped enslaved by Isis it' being the most harrowing testimony I've ever heard. We know it's genocide, the UN has said so, and we are allowing it to happen without calling Isis to account," she said of her ongoing case to sue Isis.

"There's a lot of my work tales place behind closed doors that is not ever seen. I think if there are more people who now understand what's happening about the Yazidis and ISIS, and if there can be some action that results from that, that can help those clients, then I think it's a really good thing to give that case the extra publicity that it may get."

Amal is currently expecting twins with Clooney, and Clooney recently disclosed that they will both be avoiding dangerous places their work may have previously taken them.

"We decided to be much more responsible, to avoid the danger," the actor told Paris Match. "I will not go to South Sudan anymore and or the Congo [and] Amal will no longer go to Iraq and she will avoid places where she knows she is not welcome.

"Before, I did not care. I would even say that there was a pretty exciting side to going where no reporter had ever been."

More from ELLE UK: