George Clooney's fiancee named to UN Gaza inquiry team
Published on Aug 12, 2014 12:45 AM
GENEVA (AFP) - Hollywood star George Clooney's fiancee Amal Alamuddin is to join fellow human rights experts probing Israel's Gaza offensive, the United Nations said Monday.
The Lebanese-born British lawyer was one of three top experts appointed to a commission of inquiry by the UN Human Rights Council, which ordered the investigation last month.
Alamuddin's family, who are from Lebanon's Druze community, fled to Britain during the country's 1975-1990 civil war.
The 36-year-old, who is fluent in Arabic, French and English, studied at a French school in London and holds degrees from Oxford and New York University.
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