Wisdom Lives in Words

Memorable Quotes by Amal Clooney

No government intent on persecuting its critics will want to leave the outcome of a trial to chance.
Amal Clooney
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Amal Clooney
I believe in international justice. I believe it's important that you don't just turn the page without people being held to account.
Amal Clooney
Sentencing a political opponent to death after a show trial is no different to taking him out on the street and shooting him. In fact, it is worse because using the court system as a tool of state repression makes a mockery of the rule of law.
Amal Clooney
I think the international community should be ashamed that they haven't done more for the Yazidis.
Amal Clooney
The first piece of advice I would have from my experience is that governments need to be vocal about human rights.
Amal Clooney
There was a break in the proceedings when Peter Greste was deported, and that was considered sufficient then to allow the executive to intervene.
Amal Clooney
A horseman's head is in Athens, and his body is in London: Poseidon's torso is separated between Greece and the U.K. This means that they cannot be celebrated and appreciated as a whole in the country they came from.
Amal Clooney
Locking up dissenters does not reduce dissent - it fosters it.
Amal Clooney
I think it's important for tourists to know the facts of what's happening in the Maldives. I don't think people realize that there's a flogging taking place a kilometer away when they're sunbathing in their resort.
Amal Clooney
I remember all the stages in my career where I almost didn't have enough confidence to try for something, almost didn't have the guts to follow something I was excited about doing, because I didn't know anyone else who'd done it, or other people made me question it.
Amal Clooney
Protecting free speech is not only a matter of principle, it is also pragmatic.
Amal Clooney
Democracy is dead in the Maldives.
Amal Clooney
Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative.
Amal Clooney
I want to work on cases that I feel the most passionate about.
Amal Clooney
As women, we may not be a minority, but there is a bond that we all share. It is not a bond of geography. Or religion. Or culture. It is a bond of shared experience - experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face.
Amal Clooney
If you're a woman lying on the beach in the Maldives, you might want to know that a kilometer away, another woman is being flogged. And you might want to find your own way to protest that.
Amal Clooney
I hate the idea that you somehow, as a human being, have to be put in a box. There's no reason why lawyers can't be fun - or actresses can't be serious.
Amal Clooney
My name means 'hope' in Arabic, and I was born when there was a war in Lebanon.
Amal Clooney
I wanted to do well academically. But it was equally important to do things in an effortless manner.
Amal Clooney
If you don't have a good case, and you don't have a good message, then shining a light on it is not going to get you very far.
Amal Clooney
My sister Tala has twins, and they're wonderful.
Amal Clooney
If you are a lawyer, and you want to take on easier cases, you can prosecute traffic violations or something. You'd have a very high rate of success, and you probably could sleep more easily at night. But that's not what drives me.
Amal Clooney
There is lots of my work that takes place behind closed doors that is not ever seen.
Amal Clooney