Clooney's caseload: Amal's roll call of headline-grabbing legal battles

British-Lebanese international lawyer Amal Clooney was the centre of attention at this week’s retrial of Al Jazeera journalists. However, from Wikileaks to Armenian genocide and the Bahrain conflict, even before her marriage to Hollywood actor George Clooney she has always been attracted to high profile, controversial and contentious international cases
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British-Lebanese international lawyer Amal Clooney was the centre of attention at this week’s retrial of Al Jazeera journalists including her client Mohamed Fahmy. Her marriage to Hollywood actor George Clooney last year has gained her lifelong notoriety that will also inevitably draw closer attention to the various cases she is involved in. We list some of her past and current clients. (Getty Images)
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Julian Assange

\nClooney was a member of the legal team that helped Julian Assange fight Sweden’s extradition request in 2011 after he was wanted on sexual assault charges. He eventually found political asylum in Ecuador. (Getty Images)
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Bahraini king

\nClooney advises the Bahraini king on international human rights, including during the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry that looked into the fatal public protests against the royal family in 2011. (Getty Images)
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Cambodia-Thai border dispute

\nClooney was a member of the legal team representing Cambodia in a territorial dispute with Thailand over the 900-year-old Temple of Preah Vihear, situated on the countries’ border. The dispute went before the International Court of Justice at The Hague. Eventually in November 2013, the ICJ ruled in favour of Cambodia. (Getty Images)
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Greek sculptures

\nThe Greek government attempted to repatriate ancient sculptures called the Elgin Marbles from the British Museum, where they had been held since 1816. Clooney joined the legal battle in October 2014, but it was called off in May 2015. (Getty Images)
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Armenian Genocide

\nClooney is co-leading the Armenian legal push to have the 1915-17 massacre of between 800,000-1.5m Armenians recognised as a genocide. The case already has been an example of the increased attention her involvement now has, after a journalist repeated asked her what designer outfit she would be wearing, to which she eventually replied “Ede & Ravenscroft”, the brand of her court robes. (Getty Images)
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Former Maldives president Mohamed Nasheed

\nClooney is a member of the legal team representing Nasheed, who in March 2015 was sentenced to 13 years jail for “abducting” Abdulla Mohamed, now the chief judge of the Maldives Criminal Court. Nasheed had ordered Mohamed’s arrest in 2012, when he was president. Nasheed’s hearing, in which many of his witnesses were not allowed to testify, was described by human rights groups as “unsound”. (Getty Images)
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Irish government

\nClooney is working on the recently re-opened case brought by the Irish government against the British government in relation to tactics used during the 1971 Operation Demetrius, in which more than 300 people suspected of being involved in the Irish Republican Army were detained and interrogated. The case is due to be heard by the European Court of Human Rights. (Getty Images)