Amal Clooney is part of a team representing 10 men taking the UK to the European Court of Human Rights.
The men allege they were tortured when they were held without trial in Northern Ireland in August 1971.
Their claim is being backed by the Irish government.
The solicitors have welcomed her agreement to be part of the legal team.
“The case of the ‘hooded men’ is one of the most significant judgements in human rights history,” said solicitor Darragh Mackin.
“We think Amal’s track record speaks for itself, as do all of the counsels’ CVs in this case. It is an extremely rare application, an interstate case before the European Court.
“Therefore it is very significant that we have people with the background and experience of Amal and the other barristers who are involved making this application.”
Nine of the original “hooded men” were in Dublin recently to hear a call for the Irish government to take the UK to the European Court
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