The Human Rights distinguished lawyer Amal Clooney addressed ISIS this Friday at the United Nations headquarters in New York. She represents several victims of ISIS that have been either raped or kidnapped by the terrorist organization. In her speech, she talked about being surprised by the “passiveness” of the world’s response to ISIS’ last year cruel actions, as she is worried that this could convert into a second Rwanda homicide with no addresses from the international community.
In her speech, she asked urgently to Iraq’s Prime Minister, Haider al-Abadi to allow the United Nation’s Security Council to vote for an investigation process regarding the crimes that the Islamic terrorist organization has done within that country’s limits. ISIS once controlled about 40 percent of Iraq’s territory, but thanks to a coalition task force between several groups, the country is rerouting to its natural status.
“Justice is what the victims want,” Ms. Clooney, who is a barrister for Doughty Street Chambers in London , said, “but justice will be forever out of reach if we allow the evidence to disappear, if mass graves are not protected, if medical evidence is lost, if witnesses can no longer be traced.”
According to Clooney, she has not seen the expected activity against ISIS 6 months after she went to the UN for the first time and addressed for these organization’s multiple victims. She explained that it is not enough to defeat the terrorist organization on the battlefield, but it’s necessary also to defeat the whole idea that is behind ISIS by bringing terrorist criminals to justice.
Clooney is the legal representative for Ms. Nadia Murad, who is a Yazidi ex-captive by ISIS that was raped and sold as a sex slave in Iraq back in 2014. Since her release, Murad has been a goodwill ambassador for the UN Office on Drugs and Crime for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. She said that he does not know why the international community is taking so long on don’t letting ISIS get away with its crimes.
TIME got heat on Twitter after polemic publication
The TIME magazine was criticized this Friday heavily after publishing the news of the Clooney’s speech at the UN with a different orientation that the one people might hope. The most important matter of the speech was the fact that a renowned international Human Rights advocate spoke out for the victims of ISIS in Iraq. However, the magazine tweeted their article with the title “Amal Clooney shows off her baby bump at the United Nations.”
TIME received heat in the social network as many persons were disappointed with the site’s priorities regarding Clooney’s speech at the UN.
The Washington Post gathered several titles from many news websites that also did what TIME was criticized for. The British Mirror, E! News, Entertainment Tonight, Hollywood Life, Motto, and others also talked about Clooney’s “baby bump” when publishing their news. Some of these sites also titled their report referring to what Clooney was wearing, instead of portraying how important it was that a famous lawyer gave a speech about the Islamic State at the headquarters of the United Nations.
Source: The Independent