Human Rights

Amal Clooney warns Trump: Your policy proposals ‘violate International human rights law’

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Amal Clooney has her sights set on Donald Trump.

Clooney, a human rights lawyer who’s represented the likes of Julian Assange, spoke to the Texas Conference for Women this week and sent a direct message to the president-elect to be mindful of international law.

“[His comments] that there should be a religious test imposed on entering the U.S. or the fact that there should be state-sponsored torture or that families of suspected terrorists should all be killed—all of those things are violations of international human rights law and the values that underlie that,” Clooney said.

She also warned that the U.S. is in danger of losing its moral standard in the world.

We have to hope for the best,” she told the 7,000-plus attendees, sounding a note of optimism, especially for her work representing women who have been enslaved and trafficked by the Islamic State as part of the ongoing Yazidi genocide.

“The president-elect has said that fighting ISIS is actually a priority,” she continued. “So it may be that there can be progress, and obviously everyone has to respect the outcome of the democratic process here, and we have to hope for the best.”

She called on women to “stand up for each other.”

“Women’s rights,” she said, quoting Hillary Clinton, “are human rights. Holding back women is holding back half of every country in the world.”

It should be noted that both she and her husband George Clooney were staunch Clinton supporters.

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