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Amal specialises in international law, human rights, criminal law and extradition. In the UK she has defended clients in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court and has represented clients in both Part 1 and Part 2 extradition cases. In 2011 Amal was part of the team of barristers representing Julian Assange in resisting an extradition request by Sweden. She is currently also engaged in advisory and fact-finding work related to human rights in the Middle East region. This includes advising the Royal Court of Bahrain on institutional and legal reforms to ensure compliance with international human rights; work as the Rapporteur of the International Bar Asssociation Human Rights Institute in Cairo; and advice to an NGO regarding the obligations of Libya to cooperate with the International Criminal Court proceedings in respect of Saif Al Islam Gaddafi. She is also part of the legal team representing the government of Cambodia in a case involving a territorial dispute with Thailand at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. She has previously worked as a legal adviser to judges at the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and as senior legal adviser to the prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.
Called 2010, Inner Temple.
International Bar Association; International Law Association; British Institute of International and Comparative Law; International Human Rights Lawyers Association; Bar Human Rights Committee; Chatham House.
Oxford University (St Hugh’s College) (BA, Jurisprudence); New York University School of Law (LLM).