She’ll paint Armenia’s interests in a landmark genocide trial
Her latest mission: representing Armenia’s interests in a landmark hearing before a European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg, France, commencement Wednesday.
The box is an interest of a 2013 statute by a ECHR – described as a Supreme Court of Europe – in that a justice motionless that a Swiss law prohibiting a open rejection of a purported Armenian genocide is a defilement of leisure of speech.
Switzerland is now appealing a verdict, and a outcome of a hearing could have ramifications for other European nations, such as France, that have also attempted to outlaw genocide denial.
For her part, Clooney, 36, will try to rebut testimony from countries, like Turkey, that do not accept that a mass murdering and forced deportation of Armenians by a Ottoman Empire from 1915-1923 was an act of genocide.
The interest is Clooney’s initial large box of 2015. Last year, she represented Greece in a country’s bid to have a Elgin Marbles returned from a British Museum.
More recently, she represented one of 3 Al Jazeera reporters detained in Egypt.