Log in

I forgot my password

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Facebo13
A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Twitte12
Our latest tweets
Free Webmaster ToolsSubmit Express

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist

Go down

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Empty A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist

Post by carolhathaway on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 06:55

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to represent Rappler’s Ressa

By: Daphne Galvez - Reporter / @DYGalvezINQ

INQUIRER.net / 01:28 PM July 09, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and another foreign barrister will lead an international legal team representing Rappler chief executive officer (CEO) Maria Ressa, who is facing several criminal cases including tax evasion and cyberlibel.

The Doughty Street Chambers law firm said Clooney and Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC,  both specializing in international law and human rights, will lead the legal team that will work closely with counsels in the United States and the Philippines.

“Maria Ressa is a courageous journalist who is being persecuted for reporting the news and standing up to human rights abuses,” Clooney, wife of actor and filmmaker George Clooney, said in a press statement on Monday.

“We will pursue all available legal remedies to vindicate her rights and defend press freedom and the rule of law in the Philippines,” she added.

Clooney and Gallagher will work with barristers Can Yeginsu and Katherine O’Byrne, and also with US law firm Covington & Burling LLP, including Ambassador Daniel Feldman, Peter Lichtenbaum and Kurt Wimmer in Washington DC and Ressa’s domestic counsel.

Ressa said she is “delighted” that Clooney and her team will represent her on the international level “to challenge the violations” of her rights and the organization she represents.

“I have been targeted and attacked simply for being an independent journalist,” Ressa said in the same press release.

Ressa and her news organization are facing cyber libel and tax evasion charges.

She has posted bail eight times and has been arrested twice since 2018.

In 2015, Clooney filed a case before the United Nations over the detention of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Clooney has also represented two Reuters journalists who were jailed for reporting on the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar
carolhathaway
carolhathaway
Mastering the tao of Clooney

Posts : 2685
Join date : 2015-03-24

Back to top Go down

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Empty Re: A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist

Post by party animal - not! on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 10:06

Photo from Columbia Law School event for Clooney Justice Foundation:

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

party animal - not!
Over the Clooney moon

Posts : 10453
Join date : 2012-02-16

Back to top Go down

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Empty Re: A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist

Post by Way2Old4Dis on Tue 09 Jul 2019, 18:32

Fairly soon, the representation of corrupt or murderous politicians and civil rights abusers will be so far down her client list that they will drop off. Seems Amal has gotten over the "everybody should have a good lawyer" phase of her career, in favor of real altruism. I detect the influence of our (her) man.

Way2Old4Dis
Mastering the tao of Clooney

Posts : 2576
Join date : 2012-06-25

Back to top Go down

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Empty Re: A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist

Post by party animal - not! on Wed 10 Jul 2019, 00:15

Mm, I think you're right, Way2. Tonight I was at an event with the Committee for the Protection of Journalists ahead of the British/Canadian Governments Defend Media Freedom conference tomorrow, and numerous visiting journalists were talking about all she has done to help them, both previously as Amal the lawyer, and since she's been Mrs Clooney....

party animal - not!
Over the Clooney moon

Posts : 10453
Join date : 2012-02-16

Back to top Go down

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Empty Re: A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist

Post by Joanna on Wed 10 Jul 2019, 17:41

Thank you pan for that information 
about Amal Clooney.

It's good to know.    Thumbs up!
Joanna
Joanna
George Clooney fan forever!

Posts : 19387
Join date : 2011-11-17
Location : UK

Back to top Go down

A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist Empty Re: A new client for Amal - representing Maria Ressa, a Phillipinean journalist

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum