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Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney meet Joao Vale de Almeida EU Ambassador to the United Nations New York 15.09.2016



Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney meet today the Ambassador of the European Union to the United Nations, Joao Vale de Almeida. De Almeida was joined by Sebastiano Cardi, Italian Ambassador to the United Nations and Per Thoeresson, Representative of Sweden to the UN.

The principal main was human trafficking and Daesh crimes againt the Yazidis and other minorities.




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25 thoughts on “Nadia Murad and Amal Clooney meet Joao Vale de Almeida EU Ambassador to the United Nations New York 15.09.2016

  1. I’ve already commented in the previous post on how inappropriate I think her outfits are for these meetings…the flowers…just no! (Don’t get me wrong, the dress is beautiful and looks fab on her but as someone said – for a garden party)

    My one comment for this post is that it was nice to see her hair up for once as she rarely wears it that way these days. Though I think she needed more hairspray to keep things tidy.


  2. Transparent lace detail up to the top thigh makes this dress totally inappropriate. Especially when considering the context of the meeting – women’s bodies being used. It comes across as Mrs Clooney using hers.


    1. Well put. The flowery print looks out of place with all the dark “somber” colors — which is more appropriate, as this is a serious subject. She and the clothes are beautiful, but more for a cocktail party.


  3. Yes, perhaps Mrs. Clooney should take style/appropriateness tips from Angela Merkel or HRC or wear a burka. She pretty much always looks beautiful and appropriate and contemporary and unique.* I’m curious what she does with the apparently infinite outfits after an appearance. I’m guessing she is in fact using her body, like a fashion model, but not for profit. I’m supposing designers lend her a piece to wear, it sells out and part of the proceeds go to some charitable foundation. Anybody know?
    *Except for the Stella McCartney.
    *Except for the Stella McCartney, whose aesthetic I just don’t get.


  4. I have to agree with the other posters about the choice of this dress for what is a serious business meeting (I do like the dress though). Amal wore some terrific outfits when she was in Greece concerning the “marbles issue.’ She wore a white chemise with a sage green band across the bodice and also a stunning white two piece suit. I think either of those would have worked here. And, there is nothing wrong with wearing a great outfit twice. I do want to compliment her on wearing her dresses below the knee recently in business situations.

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  5. If she wears what she wants she is demonstrating strength and she keeps the interest of media boiling.
    She looks great, I love her look and wish much success.
    Go Amal go! 🙂

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  6. Tous et toutes sont d’accord sur le fait qu’Amal est extrêmement intelligente et différente. Pourquoi lui reprocher de ne pas s’habiller comme une fonctionnaire? Personnellement, je n’aime pas tout ce qu’elle porte dans ses fonctions professionnelles, mais ses tenues ont toujours été correctes, créatives et personnelles. Amal est forte et je lui fais confiance dans ses choix de vêtements pour attirer l’attention des médias ou non et pour promouvoir ses causes.


  7. I also agree with others. I think the lace inserts are what turn it from a “business” dress to a “party” dress. Even with the pattern, a sheath without inserts might have worked. The skirt doesn;t seem to move very well, and thought waistband detracted from a polished look – it looks a bit cheap and doesn’t even seem to lie flat. Sorry – a miss for me this time. Not sure the big substantial purse worked with the summery, flowery, lacy dress. Gotta say my jaw dropped when I saw the price for that dress – $3300 USD!


  8. Oh my goodness! She looks so adorable! Love her hair and love her outfit on her.
    So adorably cute. 🙂
    Nati, I cannot wait for you to post her day at the UN on Friday, Sept. 16. Her hair, make up, and white dress…..S T U N N I N G ! (Sept. 16)
    White dress with navy/red stripe ribbon belt.


  9. I absolutely love this dress/outfit! As a professional woman speaking: it is totally appropriate for a business meeting. With a slip underneath the skirt, it can be made more conservative, and thus business-appropriate. One could also wear a black business jacket with the outfit to make it even more meeting-appropriate. Floral prints are nothing new for women’s business attire (especially blouses). The lace inserts in the skirt are a bit out-of-the-box for business wear, but, as I stated earlier, lace can work if it is not too sexy/distracting.


  10. I love her hair like this. She should wear it up more often. Ok. Now the negative. This dress looks like it comes off the racks of Walmart. Not only does it look cheap, it’s totally inappropriate for this occasion. I’m not a big fan of sleeveless outfits at business meetings – except on a super hot summers day.


  11. I think the dress was fine you couldn’t see her thighs. I think she looked fine and I highly doubt anyone there cared what she wore. They cared about what she had to say.


  12. Just don’t find anything about this look appropriate for the occasion. Looks more like a summer garden party or something. Like the hair in a pony for a change, just not here. Funny she & Nadia both have their hair pulled back??


  13. Anticipated Justice for The Victims of ISIS – International Criminal Tribunal

    It has been reported by Reuters that two mass graves of at least 18 members of Iraq’s Yazidi minority, thousands of whom have been killed and kidnapped by Islamic State, have been discovered as security forces fight to dislodge the militants from Mosul.

    Geopolitical concerns impede effective and timely prosecution of human rights violations and international crimes. The hands of the International Criminal Court (ICC) appear to be tied and a double Security Council Veto by the permanent members, Russia and China, blocked a resolution to refer the situation to the Court. Despite the draft of a Statute as early as 2013, the call for the establishment of a hybrid tribunal by the UN Commission of Inquiry and academic support for this approach as the next best alternative, no tangible mechanism has resulted thus far.

    Perpetrators of the international crime of genocide have not been charged & punished pursuant to Arts. VI & IV of the Genocide Convention of 1948 and remain unencumbered to continuously commit genocide or any of the other acts enumerated in article III of the said Convention. Even as late as June 2016, an U.N.-appointed commission of independent war crimes investigators said that Islamic State was committing genocide against the Yazidis.

    What other recourse is there for affected populations of atrocity crimes that have been unequivocally accepted by the international community as international crimes? UNSC Resolution 2249/2015 had already determined that ISIS constitutes “a global and unprecedented threat to international peace and security.”

    Even an “internal armed conflict” would still constitute a “threat to the peace” according to the settled practice of the Security Council and the common understanding of the United Nations membership in general. Indeed, the practice of the Security Council is rich with cases of civil war or internal strife which it classified as a “threat to the peace” and dealt with under Chapter VII, with the encouragement or even at the behest of the General Assembly, such as the Congo crisis at the beginning of the 1960s and, more recently, Liberia and Somalia. It can thus be said that there is a common understanding, manifested by the “subsequent practice” of the membership of the United Nations at large, that the “threat to the peace” of Article 39 may include, as one of its species, internal armed conflicts or even international conflicts involving non-state actors or state supported actors etc.

    Obviously, paragraph 1 of the resolution, the Council similarly “regards all such acts of [ISIS] terrorism as a threat to peace and security,” which again implicitly invokes Article 39. As the ICJ’s Namibia Advisory Opinion makes clear, the lack of reference to Chapter VII in a resolution does not mean that it is not to be regarded as binding nor does it mean that the resolution does not have operative legal effect. However, for the resolution to have those effects the Council must actually decide to do something or to authorize something.

    The resolution calls on states to take all necessary measures in compliance with international human rights law as well as international humanitarian law (and refugee law).

    Case Scenario – IRAQ

    Iraq is not a Party to the International Criminal Court/Rome Statute and thus far has not chosen to refer the current conflict to the ad hoc jurisdiction of the Court pursuant to Article 12 of its Statute.

    The Government of Iraq has requested the United Nations Security Council assist with ensuring accountability, but this does not relieve Iraq from its own obligations to ensure accountability through its domestic jurisdiction. On 6 May 2016, H.E. Mr Mohamed Ali Al Hakim, Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations called upon the UN Security Council to “…set up a specific international legal mechanism for investigating and bringing to justice the criminals of ISIL.” : UN Security Council, 7689th Meeting, (6 May 2016), UN Doc S/PV.7689, 5.

    With the traffic of withdrawal states from the ICC itself, including an UNSC P5 member, Russia, thus, the resounding echoes for the establishment of an UN-sanctioned International Tribunal which has been repeatedly approved and endorsed by the “representative” organ of the United Nations, the General Assembly : this body not only participated in its setting up, by electing the Judges and approving the budget, but also expressed its satisfaction with, and encouragement of the activities of the International Tribunal in various resolutions, [(see G.A. Res. 48/88 (20 December 1993) and G.A. Res. 48/143 (20 December 1993), G.A. Res. 49/10 (8 November 1994) and G.A. Res. 49/205 (23 December 1994)], according to the rule of law, it must be established in accordance with the proper international standards; it must provide all the guarantees of fairness, justice and even-handedness, in full conformity with internationally recognized human rights instruments.


  14. In further response to my short comment, I must add that the failure, refusal or neglect to refer the situations in Syria & Iraq & ISIS to the ICC or an established competent International Criminal/Penal Tribunal deprive and derogate the affected populations/victims of the Right to a Remedy and Reparation for Victims of Gross Violations of International Human Rights Law and Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law pursuant to UNGA Resolution 60/147 of 16 December 2005, right of equality before the law and equal protection of the law in accordance with Art. 7 UDHR and other treaties & rights instruments [i.e. international treaties to uphold these rights, including the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) and the International Covenant on Social, Economic and Cultural Rights (ICESCR). E.g. Syria ratified the ICCPR on March 23, 1976, and the ICESCR on January 3, 1976], the principle of primacy of International Law in a competent International Tribunal established in accordance with the proper international standards which provide all the guarantees of fairness, justice and even-handedness, in full conformity with internationally recognized human rights instruments established in accordance with the proper international standards, prolong the conflicts & impunities and aggravates the atrocity crimes, e.g. the Syrian War/Conflict began 15 March 2011 and is presently ongoing (5 years, 8 months, 2 weeks and 3 days) etc.,

    Authorities & References :

    PROSECUTOR v. DUSKO TADIC (Jurisdiction) (1996) 35 I.L.M. 35


  15. Each time I ponder upon the stark grievances of the Yazidis, Christian minorities & all other victims of atrocity crimes in Syria, Iraq etc. & by ISIS/Daesh etc., I’m distictly reminded by the pronouncement in 2003 by the ICTY Trial Chamber in the case of Momir Nikolic [Case No.: IT-02-60/1-S] which asserted that the ICTY is “intended to send the message to all persons that any violations of international humanitarian law — and particularly the practice of “ethnic cleansing” — would not be tolerated and must stop”.

    The reproduction of the lucid paragraph of the judgment is very apt :

    Para 59 of the Judgment :
    The Tribunal was to achieve justice through criminal proceedings. The purpose of such
    proceedings was multi-fold: the primary objective was to convict – and punish – those individually responsible for their crimes. The suffering and loss of the victims of such crimes would thereby be internationally recognised and acknowledged. Furthermore, through criminal proceedings, the Security Council intended to send the message to all persons that any violations of international humanitarian law – and particularly the practice of “ethnic cleansing” – would not be tolerated and must stop. It was further hoped that by highlighting breaches of obligations under international humanitarian law, and in particular the Geneva Conventions, that the parties to the conflict would recommit themselves to observing and adhering to those obligations, thereby preventing the commission of further crimes. Finally, it was hoped that this commitment to end impunity in the former Yugoslavia would promote respect for the rule of law globally.

    Lastly, the highly-respected judgment must not ring hollow for it will lead to further disrespect for the global rule of law and flourishing impunities and the abundance of atrocity crimes & victims. This has become the resounding grievances of the Yazidis, Christian minorities and other victims of such atrocity crimes.


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