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George Clooney's fiancee named to UN Gaza inquiry team

Published on Aug 12, 2014 12:45 AM
 
Barrister Amal Alamuddin, fiancee of actor George Clooney, attending a summit to end sexual violence in conflict at the Excel centre in London on June 12, 2014. The 36-year-old, who is fluent in Arabic, French and English, is one of three top experts appointed to a Gaza commission of inquiry by the UN Human Rights Council, which ordered the investigation last month.  -- PHOTO: REUTERS

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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