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George Clooney Fiancée Amal Alamuddin Deeply Involved in Ukrainian Crisis

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George Clooney’s new fiancée, Amal Alamuddin, is deeply involved in the current Ukrainian crisis. She's represented Ukrainian politican Yulia Tymoshenko, who co-led the Orange Revolution and was the first female Prime Minister of Ukraine.

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The Oxford educated and New York University law school graduate has also been deeply involved in a number of other international crises.

Although a Lebanese native, Alamuddin, 36, lives and practices law in London, representing such notorious clients as WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. She has also worked with a number of U.N. commissions, according to her law firm.

Among her more notable clients:

  • She advised Kofi Annan, the Joint Special Envoy of the United Nations and the Arab League on Syria
  • Represented Yulia Tymoshenko, former Ukrainian Prime Minister, in challenging her detention before the European Court of Human Rights
  • Prosecuted those responsible for assassinating Lebanese Prime Minister Hariri at a UN-sponsored court in The Hague
  • Provided legal advice to the King of Bahrain involving Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry probe of human rights violations
  • Represented Julian Assange, head of WikiLeaks, in extradition proceedings.
  • Acting as Counsel to the UN inquiry on the use of drones in counter-terrorism operations.

Alamuddin appeared on the Britain’s BBC recently to discuss the Ukrainian crisis. The video provides one of the most in-depth looks yet at who she is and what she does.

George certainly has his hands full. Check out the video here.

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