Amal Clooney to represent Armenia in European Court

The Lebanese beauty will make her appearance at the European court in 2015

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Barrister and activist Amal Clooney is expected to be one of the attorneys representing Armenia at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), Armenian daily news website Armenian Weekly reported Tuesday.

The British-Lebanese lawyer, who is involved in several major lawsuits including defending Julian Assange of WikiLeaks and former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, will make her appearance at the European court in Strasbourg, France.

She will represent Armenia in the “Perincek v. Switzerland” case and will be joined by two Armenian government representatives Gevorg Kostanyan and Emil Babayan.

The court session is scheduled for January 28, 2015.

Leftist Turkish Workers' Party, Dogu Perincek was fined by a Swiss court for having branded talk of an Armenian genocide "an international lie" during a 2007 lecture tour in Switzerland.

Clooney, 36, - who changed her name after marrying 53-year-old Hollywood heartthrob George Clooney in Venice in September - was recently named London’s most powerful woman.

Since her wedding, Clooney has officially returned to work to argue the case of the Parthenon Marbles, the ancient Greek statues which are partially housed in the British Museum in London.

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