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Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Donnamarie on Wed Apr 27 2016, 14:30

I continue to be impressed with the way Amal handles herself in public situations. I know we shouldn't expect any less of her because of her status as a successful international human rights lawyer. But because I'm paying closer attention to her I find her so poised, articulate and measured in her interviews. She is incredibly smart and spot-on in her handling of legal issues. She really does her homework. At least it seems that way to me.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Fingersandtoes on Wed Apr 27 2016, 14:58

She has a smart way of getting back to her topic without being too obvious. I also like how she skirts around the 'publicity' her cases get, and pointed out that most of the work is done outside of the public eye, away from the media.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by carolhathaway on Wed Apr 27 2016, 15:19

Fingersandtoes,
that's something I had mentioned here a few times. When you act as a human rights lawyer, you have to work on a diplomatic level because no government wants to loose face.
Their decisions are based on laws - no matter for which reason they were installed. And they have reasons for their decisions. 

Nobody likes to be told: "You're absolutely wrong about that and have to change that!" , especially no governments. This just won't work. So you have to find a way to  succeed without affrontong the opponent government. And that includes a lot of lobbyism and talking to put up as much pressure and get as much support as possible...

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by party animal - not! on Thu Apr 28 2016, 01:28

The New York Daily News have covered the story and have the complete interview too!

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Donnamarie on Thu Apr 28 2016, 03:04

BTW The New York Daily News has endorsed Hillary Clinton for President

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by party animal - not! on Thu Apr 28 2016, 14:33

A really thoughtful interview with the BBC World Service.........

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by carolhathaway on Thu Apr 28 2016, 14:48

So Amal did a TV and a radio interview with the BBC concerning this case? I had seen it but suggested it's the same interview. I should have listened to it before...
But I found both interviews really interesting. Thanks for posting which gave me the chance to check it!


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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by party animal - not! on Thu Apr 28 2016, 14:59

I just came across the BBC World Service one earlier today. Very important that she's managed to do that because they will all get coverage in both Azerbaijan and everywhere else in the world........

Wonder when in May the case is going to be heard in the European Court of Justice......busy time....

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by annemarie on Thu Apr 28 2016, 15:19

May is a very busy time for George and Amal.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Donnamarie on Thu Apr 28 2016, 16:33

Thoughtful and informative. Thanks PAN for finding this one.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by party animal - not! on Tue May 03 2016, 19:23

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by party animal - not! on Wed May 25 2016, 10:52

Great update on the latest in this case

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by annemarie on Wed May 25 2016, 11:28

Thanks Pan , I hope she is freed.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Fingersandtoes on Wed May 25 2016, 11:37

Thank you for the update!

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by party animal - not! on Wed May 25 2016, 14:16

Khadija has just been released!


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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Donnamarie on Wed May 25 2016, 16:04

Thanks PAN! Great news. An early birthday present for Khadija.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Hebe on Wed May 25 2016, 16:18

That's great news. I'm so pleased for Khadija Ismayilova.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by annemarie on Wed May 25 2016, 17:23

That is wonderful.

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by Fingersandtoes on Wed May 25 2016, 17:41

That is amazing news!!!

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Re: Amal Clooney's Next Case: act as Co-Counsel for Khadija Ismayilova before European Court of Human Rights

Post by party animal - not! on Wed May 25 2016, 19:09

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