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Amal Clooney at Chatham House for The Use of Sanctions to Protect Journalists, London, 13.02.2020


The Use of Sanctions to Protect Journalists
13 February 2020 – 12:30pm to 1:45pm
Chatham House | 10 St James’s Square | London | SW1Y 4LE

Attacks against journalists and challenges to media freedom are urgent and global. The sharp decline globally of democratic values which are underpinned in international values highlights the need for a free press and the necessity for states to take concerted action to protect media freedom.

The High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom is an independent body convened at the request of the UK and Canadian governments in July 2019.

The remit of the panel is to provide recommendations to governments on how to better protect journalists and address abuses of media freedom in line with international human rights law.

Drawing on the panel’s new report, the speakers will discuss the use of targeted sanctions to protect journalists and a free press. Can the threat of targeted sanctions help curb the trend of increasing abuses against journalists?

And what legal frameworks and mechanisms will be necessary to ensure targeted sanctions achieve their goal of identifying, preventing and punishing abuses against journalists?

This event is organized in collaboration with the International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute which acts as the secretariat to the High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom.

Professor Sarah Cleveland, Louis Henkin Professor of Human and Constitutional Rights; Faculty Co-Director, Human Rights Institute, Columbia Law School

Amal Clooney, Barrister, Doughty Street Chambers

The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Chair, Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights; Minister of Justice and Attorney-General of Canada (2003-06)

Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, Director, International Bar Association’s Human Rights Institute

Lord Neuberger, President, Supreme Court of the United Kingdom (2012-17)

Maria Ressa, CEO, Rappler Online News Network

Chair: Elizabeth Wilmshurst CMG, Distinguished Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House

-> More information and video of the event here 






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‘In the last three years, more than 130 journalists have been killed and 300 have been imprisoned for their work.’ . ‘Even leading democracies with strong traditions of protecting free speech are in some cases clamping down on those who publish sensitive stories.’ . ‘If world leaders are becoming more united, more determined and more innovative in finding ways to silence the press, shouldn’t we as defenders of the press do the same?’ . Today, Amal Clooney outlined recommendations from the High-Level Panel of Legal Experts on Media Freedom. Watch the event by tapping on the link in our bio. . 📸: @suzanne_plunkett #CHevents #AmalClooney #journalism #pressfreedom #humanrights

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Amal Clooney wore a ALESSANDRA RICH tweed suit with a cropped jacket and jewels buttons

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15 thoughts on “Amal Clooney at Chatham House for The Use of Sanctions to Protect Journalists, London, 13.02.2020

  1. She a great women her styles are so gorgeous like the shoes she wearing I look at the shoes mostly that’s what makes the look and styles the outfit more.


  2. Amal looks striking in all black, as well as elegant! Her hair appears to be slightly trimmed shorter but still keeping to her classic style which I admire. I’ve missed seeing Amal and your posts Nati! Happy you both are back!


  3. Looked like she f-i-n-a-l-l-y cut her hair and updated her look but, of course, that wasn’t the case.

    She preens and acts so coquettish even in professional settings. Funny when women in my circle have seen videos of her – everyone notices the little girl preening.

    I can see she’s like that in her personal life as she doesn’t know how to talk to a man, she has to flirt-talk to him. She’s one of those girlfriends we all have … needs to be center of attention and needs the affirmation from all the men she encounters. But, can’t she reign that in a professional capacity especially when being a representative for those that are under-represented?

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    1. Agreed.

      A note to Amal’s people – a shoulder length hair takes off years from Amal’s age. The dried-up, dead ends and overly processed keratin straightening makes her look dated and very Real Housewives of Lebanon. Tacky tacky tacky.

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      1. I think that a shoulder length cut plus letting her hair go natural (curly) would look very well on her. Reverting to her natural color (brown) would also look less harsh IMO. All of the things she does result in a “Power” look; it’s not subtle. Maybe that’s what she’s aiming for. And, I suspect Amal’s sense of beauty has been (partially) shaped by her mother(e.g. large handbags) And that is the Real Housewives of Lebanon look!


    2. So sad so many women forgot to be feminine in all circumstances of life and try so much to imitate men and accuse other beautiful, feminine, balanced and confident women of little girl preening. No wonder George Clooney took so long to get married…


  4. When she was at Oxford, men were definitely interested in her and found her attractive.

    Her striking appearance and her extraordinary level of confidence drew in men. She had the “base” level of looks but because she actually and truly believed she was at the Victoria Secret-level of beauty she convinced everyone in her orbit that was the truth.

    Plus she’s smart and interesting. She feigns humility to offset her “beauty” (as she refers to herself). Us ladies all need that mirror she looks at – delusion is a mighty mighty drug.

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  5. The single hair toss, the coquettish lowering of the eyes, the thought bubble over her head that reads ‘I’m so god damn gorgeous,’ and the casual fondling of the hair – all reads like a Lifetime Network movie – not of an esteemed self-proclaimed human rights activist.

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  6. I agree about her hair; I also thought she had cut it shorter, but it’s just that the sides were curled. I do think a shorter cut would become her. As far as the dress, black is one of her best colors. But, the buttons actually ruin the dress. I think it would look more elegant without them. Also, the fit is off; it looks as if it is a size too small. In one of the photos, there is pulling in the bodice. The “too small’ fit is in vogue though. I see the same thing on many TV network news people etc. Good tailoring/fit can do so much for the body and I don’t understand why the “too small” fit is desirable. Re: the coquettish behavior with men, I personally don’t think any woman who does this- and Amal does-, can call herself a feminist. Just my opinion!

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      1. Jamie wrote that Amal is NOT acting like a feminist. Re-read the sentence again. Amal’s behaviorisms and mannerisms speaks to a woman who does not act empowered, at least superficially. Ugh, you know, the woman who is a BOSS in the boardroom but is the woman who HAS TO BE CENTER OF ATTENTION with men. Sweet to men, indifferent at best to women who threaten her (average looking) appearance.


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